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Re: Feature Request: Indicator for Mixed Versions.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-16 12:15:40 CEST

On 10/16/07, Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn@googlemail.com> wrote:
> On 16/10/2007, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/16/07, Hans-Werner Dietz <hans-werner.dietz@dbt.de> wrote:
> >
> > > > The green icon simply means there are no uncommitted changes. It does
> > > > not mean that every file is updated to the same revision, and it does
> > > > not mean there are no further changes in the repository. These are
> > > > common misconceptions, but we can't change the behaviour to suit
> > > > everyone's idea of how *they* think it works.
> > > >
> > > >>>> The reason is that there are many developers who think that the green
> > > >>>> "normal" Icon from TSVN means that their actual working copy is clean
> > > >>>> and that they can very easily reproduce all green directories from the
> > > >
> > > > That is surely an education problem, not a tool problem.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Yes, I agree 100% that it is mainly an education problem. My point is:
> > > education is much easier, if a tool like TSVN gives an "every time
> > > available" hint that there is something to take care.
> >
> > But that would only be possible by constantly polling the server.
> He is only talking about mixed update revisions within the WC, not
> repository changes. SubWCRev will already do what he is looking for,
> but he wants a context menu solution. I think that solution is CfM.

Even that won't help you:

modify file1, commit
modify file2, commit
modify file3, commit

Even if no one else made a commit, those three files now have three
different revisions.
So: how can you tell from CfM or SubWCRev that this is *not* what you
call a mixed wc?

Similarly, you can do an 'update to revision' for each of those files,
and use e.g. r9 (the rev after the file2 commit). Then all files have
revision 9, but file 3 has modifications in the repository.

> > No. The CfM dialog will only indicate whether you have a nested
> > layout. But mixed wc are not shown/indicated.
> We're talking mixed revisions here, not mixed URLs or switches. I
> think CfM shows the minimum and maximum update revision range covered
> by the WC. No wait, it does in 1.4.x but I think in 1.5.0 it is
> changed so that the display only shows the range of the files listed.

Yes, only the range of the listed files. But that range doesn't really
tell you anything.
It doesn't indicate whether there might be changes in the repository,
it doesn't indicate whether you should update, it doesn't indicate
that your working copy might have mixed revision (due to 'update to
rev' commands).


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