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[TSVN] RE: Folder Icon overlays

From: Mikael Andersson <manderss_at_dof.se>
Date: 2005-03-16 12:58:17 CET

Not sure my point got through, when a file in a folder has been
added,deleted or modified but the folder itself has no modifications
I think it would be nicer if the status was displayed as modified
regardless of what type of change has been made to the files
the folder contains. Now, when a file has been deleted, the
parent folder shows the deleted overlay which does not feel
intuitive to me.

I think that the folder should only display
deleted overlay when I actually has deleted the folder not when I
have deleted a file in the folder. The same applies to the
adding of files of course.



Mikael Andersson wrote:
> When adding a new file the parent folder's overlay disappears,
> when deleting a file the parent folders display as deleted.

I get that as well. In my case the reason is that I also have
TortoiseCVS installed and there simply aren't enough icon overlay slots
available in Windows to cover the TSVN 'Added' overlay, so it shows no

> I find this a non-intuitive, for deletion it looks like the folder
> itself has been deleted and for adding it looks like the folder has
> been added.

The problem is with Windows, not TSVN. But we do not fail as gracefully
as we might.

> I think a better solution would be if the folders status was displayed
> as modified regardless if a file in the folder has been modified,
> added or deleted.

Ideally, if there are not enough overlay slots, we should substitute a
different overlay, eg. 'Modified'. But I don't know if we can even tell
that Windows has not honoured the request for a particular overlay.


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Received on Wed Mar 16 13:00:00 2005

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