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Re: Feature / Bug - File lock icon, checking for modifications

From: Sven Brueggemann <SBrueggemann_at_gmx.net>
Date: 2006-04-24 01:14:54 CEST


Edward Harvey wrote:
> 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 file is out-of-date (modified and committed by a remote person), and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.

Neither for locks nor for updates I think this is a good idea.

A periodically updated icon saying "file not locked" gives you a
false sense of security. If the periodicity is 1 hour, the icon may
be wrong for 59 minutes and you could loose hours of valuable time
on e.g. binary artwork.

For an offline-usable version control system like Subversion the
needs-lock approach is quite a good solution for non-mergeable files.
And for mergable files there is no real need for locks.

> For that matter, to my knowledge there is no way to silently
> periodically get updates either.

You can use the command line client for silent periodical updates.

Kind regards


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Received on Mon Apr 24 01:15:04 2006

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