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Couple of conceptual issues

From: kfsone <kfsone_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 01:11:35 -0700 (PDT)

We have a team of people with various RCS backgrounds - CVS, Git, VSS,
TeamSuite, Perforce, etc.

There's one issue which, more than any other, sets us floundering with
TSVN.

"Show Differences".

I get that it's named for "svn diff", but for us this is /completely/
the wrong terminology.

In all of our experiences, our working local copy contains /changes/.
The repository is god/king/master. Differences come from the
repository.

So we have a bunch of guys who continually fail to understand that
"Show Differences" is checking the last pulled version for any /local
modifications/ waiting to be saved, and so they miss the fact that
there are changes waiting to be Updated in the repository.

They're starting to get there but it begs the question: Why is there
no easy way to do the second thing - to check the repository? Why is
the only way to check the repository to do "Show [Local Changes]" and /
then/ click "Check repository"? On an active, multi-developer project,
that is one of /the/ most common tasks...

I suspect the responses are going to be "well, install commit
monitor". Stop and /really think/ about that :) "Someone's knocking at
the front door, someone run out the back door, go round the house and
see who it is".

It seems like there's a clear need for a shortcut straight to "Check
for Updates"?

- Oliver

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