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Feature request: Option to open the ssh client minimised when using svn+ssh:// locators

From: Tony Cook <a.cook_at_digitalchemistry.co.uk>
Date: 2005-12-01 17:59:36 CET

Hello TortoiseSVN developers

We are using TortoiseSVN (TSVN) to access an SVN repository using the
svn+ssh:// type of repository locator. The ssh client we are using is either
NetworkSimplicity OR Cygwin ssh and this has been set up via the TSVN
"Settings | Network | SSH Client" option. We are also using RSA certificates
with SSH for no password access to the remote repository. Thus we have no
need to interact with the ssh client when it is invoked by TSVN as no
username/password prompts are made.

However when using the TSVN repository browser or committing a file, TSVN
invokes the ssh.exe client program with a *maximized* DOS window. This DOS
window pops up and down a number of times (typically 2 times) for each
action in the repository browser (e.g. clicking on a tree node), or when
committing a file. This is just plain ugly and very distracting to the point
my developers don't want to use TSVN :(.

I've attempted a simple workaround. Normally you can create a shortcut to
any DOS application under windows and set properties on the shortcut file
such as "run minimized". Clicking on the ssh shortcut in Windows explorer
indeed runs ssh.exe minimized and no DOS window appears. However when
pointing TSVN at this shortcut file in lieu of the real ssh.exe just results
in TSVN reporting that the target ssh client isn't a windows executable.

The solution is to add to the TSVN "Settings | Network | SSH" dialog a check
box to set the ssh client to be "run minimized" with no DOS window
repeatedly popping up. WinCVS has this feature and it has proven to be
extremely useful.

Thanks for your attention. A fix here will be greatly appreciated.

Tony Cook

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Received on Thu Dec 1 18:33:59 2005

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