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Re: [TSVN] What overlays do we NEED

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2005-04-14 17:14:04 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:

> Once we update (synchronize) our WC with the Head, then it's up to
> ourselves to be aware that from now on that there may be read-only
> files i.e. files locked by another user present in our WC(s).
> At the same time, we need to be aware of the locks we hold so they can
> be released ASAP.
> The degree of effort involved in discovering this and how best TSVN
> can help is where my focus is right now. The scenario I painted in an
> earlier post about opening the development IDE which in turn re-opens
> a multitude of files from scattered directories is an everyday
> occurrence. There is no ready opportunity to be made aware of change
> of locking status deep in a previsioned directory structure.
> Thanks in particular to Will Dean we now have a usable recursive
> modified status and I'm thinking we will need something similarly
> global (but not necessarily the same) to indicate that we currently
> hold locks and also when our updated WC contains read-only files.
> I'm thinking maybe a tray icon, fed from the cache might suffice.
> Clicking on the tray icon might then lead to an explorer like view of
> the files /directories containing the locked files. This would need
> to be capable of handling multiple WC/repositories too.
> Peter
> The concept is not bound to the tray icon approach either. The status
> could be one or two entries in the TSVN menu or a changed background
> or title bar or somewhere not hidden by screen hogging applications.

What I'm pushing is for a global indicator that locks are held on
versioned files, so we can be made aware early rather than too late.


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Received on Thu Apr 14 17:14:37 2005

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