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Re: [TSVN] Suggestion: Visualize externals

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-07-08 18:12:31 CEST

Robert Schneider wrote:
> I'm not using externals at the moment. But I think
> I will have to soon. So I'm not experienced with this.
>
> What I thought is that it would be nice if folders
> which are externals would be marked somehow within
> the windows explorer. Another overlay? Or another
> column in the explorer window?
>
> Is this something nice or not?
> Would you say that externals are nothing special?
> Would this be also interesting for other properties?

A folder included with svn:externals is just like any other working
copy, i.e. it too has its own status. The only difference is that if you
fetch the status of the *parent* of that folder, the externals folder
has the status 'external'. But if you fetch the status of the folder
itself, it shows its own status.

So changing the overlay wouldn't really work - I mean most users want to
see the status of the folder (whether it has modifications or not, ...)
and not if it is external.

Stefan

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