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Re: [TSVN] locked overlay icon

From: Mark Phippard <MarkP_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-08-31 19:11:41 CEST

"Scott L. Bain" <slbain@netobjectives.com> wrote on 08/31/2005 12:58:38
PM:

> I saw that the team decided not to add a "locked by others" overlay. I
> wish this could be reconsidered... at least in XP, there is really no
> way to know that a file is locked by another person until you try to get
> the lock, or commit a change.
>
> It would be terribly convenient to have an overlay icon that tells you
> that someone else has the lock on a file. If it's not a difficult thing
> to implement, I'd like to see it, personally.

I do not think anyone disagrees that it would be a nice feature to have,
the problem is that only the server holds this information and Explorer
would become unusable if TSVN had to contact the repository to decorate
each file.

Subversion is largely a disconnected source control tool, like CVS, and
unlike something like SourceSafe or ClearCase. There are a lot of
benefits to that, but this is a downside.

Mark

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