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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseMerge request

From: Lübbe Onken <luebbe_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2005-07-11 14:43:36 CEST

Simon Large wrote:

> 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.

I know that it doesn't. I only want to state this explicitely. What are
you trying to tell me?

> 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.

I could explicitely state that TSVN ignores the needs-lock property
because of the slow down.


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