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RE: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2007-05-23 15:02:40 CEST

Simon wrote:

> I would like to know if it is possible for tortoisesvn to check the
server for updates, but NOT download the latest updates - only display a
different overlay if the file is 'out-of-date'.
 
> At present, my working copy has a 'normal' overlay, even if the server has
a more recent version of the file. I can perform a 'check for modifications'
command, but this lists the out-of-date file in a dialog - and I would
prefer this to cause an overlay change.

Simon, think what you're asking here. Subversion/TortoiseSVN is designed to
work offline without a permanent connection to the server. Communication
with the server is only initiated upon user request.

To display such an overlay icon would require TortoiseSVN to poll the server
in regular intervals, which is IMHO not a good idea.

If you want to be informed about changes to the repository, install a
post-commit hook, that sends an e-mail, an IM message or updates a rss feed.
What's so bad about using the "check for updates" dialog?

About additional overlay icons read: http://tortoisesvn.net/node/3

Cheers
- Lübbe

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