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Re: Another overlay bug

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 19:14:00 +0200

Robert Dailey wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:19 PM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com
> <mailto:rcdailey_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> Alright, this one is extremely hard to explain so I'll do my best.
> Please let me know if I need to provide more information.
> The nightly build I'm using is:
> TortoiseSVN-
> <snip>
> Sorry, I forgot to summarize what the actual problem is:
> The unversioned icon overlay (The question mark symbol) is not presented
> on unversioned directories under certain circumstances. The steps I gave
> previously will outline the steps you need to take in order to evoke the
> issue.

I spent some time trying to reproduce this and step through the code.
While I can reproduce it, I can't fix this without rewriting the whole
status cache.

I'd like to explain why the 'unversioned' overlay for folders doesn't
work as you expect:

The status cache keeps the status of files and folder grouped by
folders. For example, a folder object in the cache keeps the status of
all its immediate children (files and folders).
If you create a new unversioned folder, the cache first re-fetches the
status of the parent folder (i.e., the folder where you created the new
folder in). If the parent folder is versioned, the new folder gets a
status of 'unversioned'.
But later, the cache crawls the new folder itself. Since that folder is
not versioned, the status changes to 'none', because a folder doesn't
keep information whether it is inside a versioned folder or not: folders
are treated as independent objects (because you can move versioned
folders around as you like, they're not really attached to their parent


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Received on 2008-09-05 19:14:23 CEST

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