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Re: [TSVN] locked overlay icon

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-08-31 20:43:42 CEST

Rainer Müller 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.

If you saw our decision, did you also read *why* we didn't implement this?

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

The repository browser also tells you about locked files.

> 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.

It not only *would* lead to a frozen explorer, but it definitely *will*.


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