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Feature / Bug - File lock icon, checking for modifications

From: Edward Harvey <eharvey_at_chilsemi.com>
Date: 2006-04-23 04:23:33 CEST

I've seen a lot of discussion from various people here, regarding file
lock icon not appearing, and I've seen a degree of resistance, based on
the argument that file locking is a local operation, and you have to
contact the repository to see if someone else has a lock.

Feature request -

There is presently no icon indicating that a remote person has a file
lock, and there should be. Of course such a thing would be the most
useful if there's a way to silently periodically check for
modifications. Likewise, there is no icon indicating that the local
file is out-of-date (modified and committed by a remote person), and
there should be.

For that matter, to my knowledge there is no way to silently
periodically get updates either. I've seen command-line scriptable
updates, but they still popup a window momentarily, and become
interactive in the event of an error. In order to do what I'm
suggesting, there would have to be an ability to silently check, and
never display anything, no matter what type of error might be
encountered.

If this suggestion isn't met with too much resistance, I'd like to
encourage someone to work on it, and if that doesn't happen, I'd like to
consider the option of working on it myself. (I'm no great programmer
and hence inclined to let someone else do it if they care to, but at
least I can usually understand something I read in source code.)
Received on Sun Apr 23 04:23:31 2006

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