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Re: Bug: TortoiseSVN highjacks the "File Version" column

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:43:35 +0100

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:23, Rob Hubbard <rob.hubbard_at_softel.co.uk> wrote:

> For reference:
> the following seems to be the list of column mappings:
>
>        Company -- SVN Status
>    Description -- SVN Revision
>   File Version -- SVN URL
>   Product Name -- SVN short URL
> Product Version -- SVN mime-type
>       Keywords -- SVN Local lock owner
>

If that's what you see on your system, then that's not what TSVN does.
Something else must interfere and screw up the shell extension.

The only thing that TSVN does is to provide the revision number for
the "file version" column, but only if it isn't already filled in by
other means (windows takes care of that).
Oh, it also fills in the 'author' column, if the file itself doesn't
have an author (e.g., MS Word files do have an author set and shown in
that column, but text files don't).

> I really fail to see how this would be useful to a user,
> nor why these particular associations have been chosen.
> What is the purpose of this feature?
>
> I don't think that the SVN columns should necessarily disappear
> for non-version controlled folders,
> because it would be useful to see the revision, for example,
> of a working copy folder within an 'ordinary' folder.

http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/hiddenregistry.html

HKCU\Software\TortoiseSVN\ColumnsEveryWhere

Stefan

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