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Re: Feature Request: Search for changed work copies

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-10-24 19:34:55 CEST

Ivan Cenov wrote:

> I know about icon overlays, if you mean them. But to see them I should
> manually walk through the directory tree. Why to do this mechanical work,
> if this could be done for me by TSVN - faster and error-free ?

Error-free? Are you sure?
Think about what you ask TSVN to do here:
* scan all your working copies in real time
* assemble the status of every item in those working copies
* show you the status of every top folder which isn't part of a working
copy itself (working copy root)

Seems simple enough, ok.
But now, let's go deeper:
* scan all your working copies in real time
this is the requirement that's not really doable so you'd like it. Think
about it: how should TSVN know where your working copies are? No, you
can't just assume that every working copy was checked out by TSVN. So
TSVN would have to search your *whole harddrive*.

Stefan

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