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RE: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2007-05-23 16:06:14 CEST

Hi Simon Berry,

You wrote:

> We find, especially with new users that they assume a 'field
> of green ticks' means that everything is up to date. I
> understand this is a matter of properly educating the users,
> but this can sometimes take a while to sink in (our users are
> not programmers / highly skilled / highly intelligent).

The status information provided by TortoiseSVN is always local and I reckon
that this is not going to change.

I'd go for educating the users. They have to understand the system that they
are using.

If you really want cyclic repository checks, you can set up a timer task
that runs "TortoiseProc.exe /command:repostatus" once every hour. Then they
have to click away the "check for updates" dialog :)

A better solution is IMHO to set up a post-commit hook that sends
notifications by e-mail to the user. Then they will get informed *when* a
database has changed and can decide if they want to update or not. I think
this is better than polling the repository all the time, because I guess
that 90% of the polls will tell you that nothing has changed.

- Lübbe

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