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RE: Re: Feature Request: Search for changed work copies

From: <SebastianUnger_at_eaton.com>
Date: 2006-10-24 20:44:40 CEST

The OP's request was for a context menu item on a directory context menu.
So, you'd have to search only the hierarchy below that directory not the
entire harddrive. What do you mean by 'real time'? The request was NOT
for a continuous search ala overlay cache, but a manually requested
operation that resembles a windows search on a directory. There is nothing
wrong with such an operation going away using the full power of the machine
for a minute (or whatever) and then come back with the report.

I personally quite like the feature and it fit's well with how we use TSVN
here.

Seb

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan K√ľng [mailto:tortoisesvn@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, 25 October 2006 6:35
To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Feature Request: Search for changed work copies

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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