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Re: [TSVN] locked overlay icon

From: Rainer Müller <mueller_rainer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-08-31 20:06:39 CEST

Scott L. Bain wrote:
> 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.

You can use the Check for Modifications dialog and click on Check Repository to
see who holds a lock.

> 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.

Be sure, if this were not difficult, it would be implemented. But Subversion
itself lacks this information because it does not check the repo to get the
status which would be very slow even on fast connection. In TSVN this *could*
lead to a 'frozen' explorer which would be very bad and you won't be able to use
your WCs offline no more.

So this is impossible to implement with the current design of Subversion.

Rainer

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