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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 15:02:06 CEST

On 5/23/07, Simon Berry <simon.berry@andromeda-telematics.com> 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 overlay if the file is 'out-of-date'.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 command, but this lists the out-of-date file in a dialog – and I would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.

The reason why it's inside "check for modifications" is that it
requires checking with the server. If it were done automatically,
you'd be polling the server pretty heavily, constantly asking "did
anything change yet? how about now? now?" If your network connection
drops, it's useless. And it adds extra overhead, network and

There are also only so many "slots" for icon overlays in Windows
Explorer, and IIRC TSVN attempts to use as few as possible, so that
overlays are available for other shell extensions. Adding another
isn't a trivial decision.

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Received on Wed May 23 15:22:20 2007

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