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Re: [TSVN] Number of Icon Overlays

From: Simon Large <slarge_at_slarge.plus.com>
Date: 2005-04-18 22:08:46 CEST

SteveKing wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
>> A while back, Stefan changed the GUIDs to give us higher priority
>> than TCVS which does seem to be rather profligate with its overlay
>> use. Unfortunately it didn't have any effect, and I still lose
>> overlays to TCVS. If we cannot get a common overlay set with TCVS,
>> maybe we can work out some other way of co-operating so that the
>> user decides for each product how many overlays get installed, and
>> which ones get priority.
> As I found out by many tries, the shell always uses the first overlay
> handlers it finds. And apparently, it does this by listing registry
> entries. And that function returns the entries in the order they were
> installed, not alphabetically or otherwise sorted.
> So, if you've installed TCVS first, it will use those overlay handlers
> first - that means if you're updating TSVN more often than TCVS you'll
> always loose a TSVN overlay.

Hmm. I don't suppose we can tinker with the registry to make ours _look_
more recent ;-)

> About the cooperating with TCVS: I mentioned several times already
> that this wouldn't work well enough. For example, both programs then
> would need to provide the icons for both overlays. So you would loose
> the ability to differ between CVS and SVN working copies because the
> overlays would be the same.

Actually I wasn't talking about shared overlays this time. I meant that
both products could have an option to restrict the number of overlays

Is there a way of manually uninstalling some of TCVS's overlays? I only
have it installed for maintaining the TSVN website, and I hardly ever
update it.


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