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Re: TortoiseOverlay icon prio (Was: Re: Not all overlays appear on Windows 7 with TSVN 1.6.7+)

From: Adrian Buehlmann <adrian_at_cadifra.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2010 19:27:14 +0100

On 17.03.2010 18:52, Stefan Küng wrote:
> On 17.03.2010 08:17, Hans-Emil Skogh wrote:
>> > I'm currently thinking of creating a patch for TortoiseOverlays, that
>> > iterates through registry Software\TortoiseOverlays, counting only the
>> > actually registered handlers there and use the actual number of handlers
>> > in the max slot calculation.
>> A suggestion: Maybe each installed client could add its prefered overlay
>> priority to the registry. Then TortoiseOverlays could calculate what
>> icons that should go first for any given combination of installed
>> clients on a machine.
> [snip]
> Very bad solution. Because it is too complicated to explain to a user.

I haven't even seen myself how it is supposed to work. So I have to
agree that it is complicated.

> Which means we'll spend a lot of time dealing with problem reports from
> users about the overlay icons.
> If it's not fixed which overlays get dropped first, we'll spend a lot of
> time first figuring out what clients the user has installed and which
> versions of those clients.
> How about this 'drop order':
> locked : files that are locked are also shown in the commit dialog, so
> users don't really need to see that they still have a lock on a file
> with an overlay.
> ignored : not really necessary. Items that are not ignored show up in
> the commit dialog too (if configured that way), and together with the
> 'unversioned' overlay the 'ignored' is redundant (the opposite).
> readonly/needs-lock : who opens the files to edit from explorer anyway
> unversioned

Very nice. This would be a massive improvement compared to the status
quo (speaking from my TortoiseHg bias). Quite close to my postulated
(TortoiseHg) ideal.


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