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Re: Feature Request: 'Needs Update' Icon Overlay

From: Gal Aviel <galaviel_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:27:32 +0000 (UTC)

Hello All and thanks for your reply!

First and foremost, I did not intend for the server to push anything,
rather I was referring to the case where the SVN client is
polling the server.

Please consider my following arguments:

(1) I do not see why such a feature could be implemented,
and disabled by default.

This would be a win-win situation: on one hand, performance on SF-like
public SVN servers will not suffer. On the other hand, those that really
want and need this feature can enable it on a per-installation basis, and
get the feature they need.

(2) Indeed you can achieve similar results via CommitMonitor, but
with much less comfort as this solution is not integrated inside TSVN.
So why not
enable this feature inside TSVN for those who want it? In principle no one
is blocking you from polling the server every 2 seconds anyway.. you
can kill it performance-wise even without TSVN's help.

(3) I don't think a huge public server like SF or tigris are the general use
case for SVN servers.
In most cases I've seen the SVN server is hosted
on a machine which is usually an overkill for the task at hand.
SVN teams I've seen are small (10-20 active users at all times..).
The kind of performance impact that this polling will generate
is probably negligible in most use cases. At least in our case, we
are more that ready to suffer this impact, in order to get the behavior
we need.

(4) I think developers (myself included..) tend to sometimes fall
in love with the elegance of some solution, and disregard what
the actual users, which the
product aims to eventually serve, want. Without exception, in the last 3
companies where I introduced Subversion and TSVN to replace a previous
version control system, this is the #1 feature that users were missing.
This feature gives users a warm fuzzy feeling, and the illusion that
they know what's going on in near real time, and they love it,
regardless of the actual contribution it makes to the actual development
effort. That's really the main reason to enable this feature in my opinion.
We are all humans and this warm fuzzy feeling helps "sell" TSVN very easily..

I would defiantly and absolutely love to see this feature in TSVN. :)

Just my 2 cents..

Gal.

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