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Re: [thg-dev] TortoiseOverlays 1.1.0

From: TK Soh <teekaysoh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 13:04:05 +0000

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Adrian Buehlmann <adrian_at_cadifra.com> wrote:
> (cc-ing tortoisehg-develop_at_lists.sourceforge.net)
> Apparently, if
> HKCU/Software/TortoiseOverlays, ShowUnversionedOverlay
> HKCU/Software/TortoiseOverlays, ShowIgnoredOverlay
> are not set (in the registry of the user!), then these icons are now
> dropped, starting with version 1.1.0 of TortoiseOverlays.
> http://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/source/detail?spec=svn18986&r=18986
> This is a very surprising change to be done on a shared component.

I have not gone through the thread, but it does sound like a very
drastic move. One would expect they at least attempt to maintain
certain level of backward compatibility with the existing

I wonder what lead to such decisions.

> This renders both of these icons definitely useless for TortoiseHg.
> We used the Unversioned overlay for TortoiseHg in the past (<= version
> 1.0 of thg) but I removed its use from our stable branch due to problems
> with the combination of Windows 7 and TortoiseOverlays <=1.0.15, which
> used to drop the Unversioned handler first if TortoiseOverlays detected
> an overpopulation of slot handlers.
> I first considered trying to go back and try using it again with
> TortoiseOverlays 1.1.0, thanks to the new dropping prio order. But if we
> have to enable it in the registry for *every user*, then the Unversioned
> overlay is now definitely useless for us.
> At least, I would suggest to document this in
> http://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/source/browse/trunk/src/TortoiseOverlays/Documentation.txt
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