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Re: Feature request: tag ignored files as "hidden" (optionally)

From: D.J. Heap <djheap_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-23 21:05:43 CEST

On 9/20/06, Joachim Lous <joachim@xvision.no> wrote:
> I would like to suggest an option for auto-aplying the windows "hidden"
> attribute to all ignored files.
> I understand (well, at least respect), the reluctance to add another
> overlay, as per the FAQ. Yet I also sorely miss some way of seeing
> at a glance the difference between ignored and unverisoned files. To me
> the former has beed "processed", while the latter remains a "TODO"-item
> until it has been either added, ignored, or removed.
> I therefore propose an alternative apporach, which does not use any
> extra overlay slots, bu rather windows' built-in hidden-attribute.
> Even if slots were not an issue, I think this approach is actually a
> better solution than the overlay for "unversioned" that many wish fore:
> It communicates more intuitively, and exploits the windows shell better:
> * When visible, hidden files appear dimmed, which corresponds well to
> the function of ignore lists
> * No extra overlay slot is used
> * You can use the standard windows method to choose whether or not
> to see hidden files (switching between then may be desirable)
> * Unversioned, unignored files will be the _only_ ones with a regular
> windows look, which reflects their status exactly: they are still "raw"
> to SVN, and should probabaly be added, deleted or ignored.
> I realise of course that this would be problematic for some:
> * ignored files would then look indistinguishable from regular hidden files.
> * Some developers might want to have regular hidden files invisible,
> yet see the ignored ones.
> * Some projects might use the hidden-attribute actively, and don't want
> any interference.
> Any such functionality should therefore be optional, and off by default.
> Hope someone will consider this.
> BTW, I am not subscribed, should anyone want to reach me for whatever
> reason.
> Regards,
> Joachim Lous

I think you wanted to post this to the TortoiseSVN list. Overlays are
a concept used by TSVN in Windows Explorer and this is the Subversion
core development list. Try looking around at
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ for the list you want.


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