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Re: [TSVN] Please add hotkeys for the context menu entries.

From: Joseph Galbraith <galb_at_vandyke.com>
Date: 2005-09-12 19:22:29 CEST

Peter Mounce wrote:
> Stefan Küng wrote:
>> Molle Bestefich wrote:
>>> Stefan Küng wrote:
>>>> But then, the 'c' from e.g. &Checkout was used by three other
>>>> entries in
>>>> the context menu - so what's the point then?
>>> In Windows, usually when multiple items has the same hotkey defined,
>>> you can press the hotkey once more to activate the second item, three
>>> times to activate the third, etc. And "instant activation" of those
>>> items that have duplicates is turned off, naturally.
>>> Haven't tested the explorer context menu, but it should behave like
>>> that, so you shouldn't have any problem just choosing a random key..
>> I know that. But that's exactly what got people mad. For example, the
>> 'properties' entry is usually the last in the context menu. If people
>> are used to activate that entry with a hotkey, and TSVN uses the same
>> hotkey, they suddenly have to press it twice. Remember: there are many
>> language OS versions out there, so we can't just 'use a hotkey which
>> isn't used by the OS'.
> Is there scope for archiving the nightly builds' debug symbols on
> Russell's server? As in, if you got a crash report, and could find the
> symbol file(s) in this hypothetical archive, would that make the reports
> useful?
> A quick count yields about 20Mb of pdb files per nightly. If those were
> shoved into some area as part of the nightly process, would that be useful?
> Come to think of it, how about putting them into a second SVN repo; what
> with their presumably only changing small amounts per revision...? That
> way, of course, only the deltas are stored.

A symbol server would be the way to go with this... the most
recent release of windbg has support for a agestore command
that automatically prunes unused symbols.

So as part of the nightly build, do an an agestore on the
build directory, which will put all of the symbols and all
of the images into the symbol server. Make the symbol
server available via HTTP or as a file share.

Actually, we should probably run the source indexing on the
symbols as well, which will allow recent versions of windbg
to pull the correct version of the source out of svn
automatically during debugging (I doubt if even .net 2005 has
this feature though.)

Anyway, check out agestore and SSIndex.cmd in the latest
windbg distrobution.



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