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Re: Default value of show excluded folders as normal

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:29:12 +0100

On 17.02.2010 03:38, Kevin Radke wrote:
> In debugging DFS performance problems with Microsoft, it was
> determined that TortoiseSVN was crawling network shares even
> when the Network drive type was not enabled. Network
> traces showed it was recursively looking for .svn directories
> when using Windows explorer to browse to UNC paths.
> Status cache was also set to "shell" mode, with no
> change in the behavior.
>
> Disabling "Show excluded folders as normal" stopped the
> crawling behavior that would appear to the user as long pauses
> when trying to browse UNC paths typed into Windows explorer.
>
> Any reason this value defaults to on?

Yes: users were confused that they didn't see any overlays at all and
reported that TSVN wasn't working.
That's why we changed the default for this to "on".

> Is there a better way to disable this for new installs
> other than pushing out the ShowExcludedAsNormal registry
> key value to 0 for each user?

Apart from building your own version of TSVN, I don't think so. But
pushing that registry key value shouldn't be a big problem with a GPO
set on your domain?

Stefan

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