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Re: Reducing "out-of-date" errors

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-08-01 18:46:30 CEST

rooneg@gmail.com wrote on 08/01/2006 12:37:26 PM:

> On 8/1/06, Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic@nil.si> wrote:
> > If I may... in most cases where you would be "delaying" the problem,
> > "out-of-date" error is somewhat confusing to the inexperienced users,
> > while in the complex cases the users would not be surprised to see it.
> > it would make the transition much smoother for the "why do I get
errors in
> > Subversion, but I didn't get them in <insert your VCS of choice>"
> Honestly, I think you're wrong. I think it'll still be confusing in
> either case. This is a fundamental issue that comes when you start
> versioning directories and allowing mixed revision working copies, and
> if we can't fix it then we shouldn't try half-assed methods of hiding
> it that break down as soon as the user does practically anything of
> interest.

So are you saying that you do not think it is worth discussing whether
something, perhaps not "half-assed", could be done to improve this? Part
of my original post was that very question. I do not want to waste time
pursuing something that has no chance of going anywhere.

I do not disagree with you that eventually a user is going to run into
this and therefore should try to understand it, but I am still not
convinced that this could not work better. I think it is pretty hard to
explain/justify to a user that knows they are the only one that has done
anything on a given project or folder, that their local folder is "out of


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