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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 16:11:28 CEST

On 5/23/07, Lübbe Onken <l.onken@rac.de> wrote:
> 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.

The command-line SVN client does the same thing - status is always
local, unless you explicitly check against the repository
(-u/--show-updates switch). Consistency is a good thing!

> 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.

Or, instead of an email, publish an RSS feed. Either way, the basic
idea is to "push" the update notices out to the users, instead of
polling to find the updates.

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Received on Wed May 23 16:11:45 2007

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