Richard Downer wrote:
> Hello all,
> My company has just switched to using Subversion (from Visual SourceSafe)
> and is using TortoiseSVN on the developer's desktop PCs. While everyone is
> pleased to see the back of SourceSafe, we are having some problems which
> seem to be down to TortoiseSVN.
> The symptoms are intermittent freezes of the Windows Explorer. During this
> time, all Explorer windows and the taskbar hang. After a short wait,
> Explorer comes back to life again. The problem started when TortoiseSVN was
> installed, and stops when it is uninstalled, so it is the main suspect.
> We currently have a few people using TortoiseSVN and it's affecting people
> to a different level. One person suffers frequent hangs, almost every time
> he touches an Explorer window, which can last a minute at a time. We've
> tried switching off icon overlays to see if it helps, but it didn't seem to
> make any difference. This user has Windows XP on his desktop, and keeps his
> working copy on a network drive.
> However I'm not having any problems with it at all on my desktop, which is
> Windows Vista Business with working copies kept on the local hard drive.
> But in the recent past I have had TortoiseSVN installed on my home machine -
> Windows XP X64 with working copy on the local drive - and did see occasional
> The pattern does seem quite random, and we're confused. Does anyone have
> any suggestions for things we can try to fix this problem? We're accessing
> the repository over HTTP, the server is Apache on Windows 2003. We're using
> TortoiseSVN 1.4.3. Any suggestions to keep my co-worker tearing his hair
> out gratefully received!
As a workaround to avoid hair loss, set Settings->Icon Overlays->Status
Cache to 'Shell' instead of 'default'. That will avoid using TSVNcache,
but it also means you don't get recursive overlays.
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Received on Tue Feb 27 22:50:35 2007