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Re: Re: Communication of CHANGES

From: Matt Sickler <crazyfordynamite_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-11-28 00:06:06 CET

True, using the commandline client would break the "cache", but if the
user is 'updating' the cache every 5 minutes (which would use more
overhead/bandwidth than just using svn up at the right times) then
that becomes moot.

On Nov 27, 2007 2:01 PM, Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey@patni.com> wrote:
> > > At present, gui clients cannot display a "file is out of date" icon,
> > > because there's no way to remember the status when the client
> > previously
> > > checked for updates.
> >
> > Of course there is a way. The GUI client can cache the information
> > itself. TortoiseSVN already has an elaborate cache that drives these
> > badges. Subclipse has a cache that does exactly this too, although we
> > do not persist it on shutdown.
> >
> > I doubt TortoiseSVN would use this feature regardless because the last
> > I knew they were severely limited by Windows in the number of badges
> > it can use.
>
> Of course there's nothing stopping a gui client from caching info
> themselves, as long as the gui client is the only svn client operating
> on that file or directory. But I think it's not uncommon for people to
> do some work in the gui, some work on the command line, and if the info
> is to remain accurate, then it's got to be standardized as an actual
> part of subversion, not just the gui client.
>
> It is true that tortoise is limited in the number of icons available for
> its use. But the decision of "which icon to use" is a decision for the
> gui client programmers to decide, not for subversion itself to decide.
> I have my own thoughts on how to handle the tortoise icon in particular,
> but that discussion comes at a later date, in a different discussion
> group.
>
>
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