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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 18:01:41 CEST

On 23/05/07, Simon Berry <simon.berry@andromeda-telematics.com> wrote:
> 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).
> >>
>
> >> 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.
>
> I would be happy with a solution that pushes the update notice to the users. Ignoring the medium for now (email, rss, etc) - could this cause an overlay change ?

No. The overlays only ever indicate local status. As has been said by
others, there are not enough icon overlay slots available to indicate
remote status as well.

> Perhaps this question is more suited to the dev mailing list.

You will get the same answers there :)

Simon

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