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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseMerge request

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-07-11 14:27:02 CEST

Lübbe Onken wrote:
> BTW. I rewrote the section on the read-only overlay icon, because it
> wasn't mentioned that this icon reflects the read-only status and not
> the needs-lock property.
>
> Comments please:
> ---SNIP---
> If the <literal>svn:needs-lock</literal> property is set on a file,
> Subversion makes that file read-only until you get a lock on that
> file. Be aware that TortoiseSVN uses only the read-only status of
> versioned files to deduce that it has to display the read-only
> overlay icon. It does not contact the server. Versioned files may
> become read-only for other reasons (IDEs, directory permissions) as
> well. Read-only files have this overlay to indicate that you may have
> to get a lock first before you can edit that file.
> ---SNIP---

It doesn't need to contact the server. What is important is that it
doesn't check the svn:needs-lock property in the WC. It *could* do that,
but it would slow down explorer horribly.

Simon

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