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Re: [TSVN] Re: "Update to Revision" doesn't count as a modification

From: Douglas Stonham <dstonham_at_pennysaverusa.net>
Date: 2005-03-14 18:24:33 CET

> Wrong! The overlay icons only tell you about changes _you_ have made
> compared with the revision you got from the repo. To find out if HEAD in
> the repo is any different you have to update, or just check for
> modifications (click the 'check repository' button).

OK, I guess this is my problem. I always think of a wc syncing with the
HEAD of trunk or a branch. I obviously just haven't used (T)SVN long
enough yet to have come across a circumstance where having a file or files
deliberately out of sync with HEAD is the intended effect.

> Well that is exactly the same situation you get without doing anything
> funny with old revs. If someone else commits a broken change to the
> repo, you will not see it until you update your working copy.

Yes, but in that case, you would have log messages on the server telling
you that changes had been made since your last commit.

> This is exactly the bahaviour of SVN. If it were to look in the repo for
> changes, how often should it look? What if you are on a dialup line?
> Will it dial up to check every time you browse a different folder in
> Explorer? The WC is a sandbox. It doesn't change until you ask it to. If
> you want to see what has changed remotely you have to ask for that too.

Nononono... I absolutely understand that the wc is, and must be,
disconnected from the server. No question there.

My only point was that you no longer have a good indication that your
files are 'in-sync' with the last copy of HEAD you updated to and you have
no indication that this is the case.

Once again, I guess this just comes down to me not having used (T)SVN long
enough to understand why this is useful.

Thanks for your help,


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Received on Mon Mar 14 18:25:13 2005

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