"Simon Large" <email@example.com> wrote on 05/21/2005 06:22:49 PM:
> I was thinking about the ReadOnly and Locked icons, and wondering
> whether ReadOnly should really be bright red. That makes it look like a
> danger sign, which it isn't at all. Both Locked and ReadOnly are
> alternative representations for InSubversion.
> ReadOnly just means 'This is OK, but you can't change it'.
> Locked means 'This is OK, but you should really unlock if you've
> I quite like Mark's grey tick for Locked, as it looks like a greyed-out
> InSubversion icon, although I can't help feeling that might be more
> appropriate to ReadOnly. To me, greyed out suggests disabled, which is
> the ReadOnly state. The Locked state is one that may require your
> attention, so should be a bit more prominent.
> I'm lacking in inspiration for what to actually use as good graphic
> symbols for these. My inclination is a white-on-grey tick for ReadOnly
> and a coloured (red?) padlock for Locked. But this is on direct conflict
> with Subclipse.
You shouldn't worry too much about conflicting with the Subclipse
decorators. For one thing, a Subclipse icon set is shipped with
TortoiseSVN, so the user can always change to it. Another it just that
with Subclipse we have some other considerations we have to deal with. For
one thing, Eclipse ships with a standard set of decorators for Team
providers to use. You do not have to, but it is encouraged. So our
"InSubversion" and "Modified" decorators come from that. The "Locked"
decorator we are using is the one Eclipse ships for "Checked out", which
is fairly equivalent. We had to invent the read-only decorator since in
most tools, that would just be the one we are using for "InSubversion"
since all files need to be locked. We are using your decorators for
"Added" and "Conflicted" and we are not currently decorating the "Deleted
Folder" with a special decorator. Eclipse itself decorates the files too,
such as to show compiler warnings/errors. So we have to take into account
the fact that our decorator might be sitting right next to a warning or
error symbol. In Eclipse, the "Team" decorators go in the bottom right,
and the "Compiler" decorators go in the bottom left.
I like the read only icon. I did some searching, assuming some Windows
shell or program must do this already. I never really found anything, but
in other instances where I found symbols to indicate read-only it always
looks something like the one we are using. If you think about, a file
being read-only is a bit of a warning that you are not supposed to touch
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