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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 18:24:00 CEST

On 5/23/07, Erik Hemdal <erik@comprehensivepower.com> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Simon Berry [mailto:simon.berry@andromeda-telematics.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 11:32 AM
> > To: users@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> > Subject: RE: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files
> >
> >
> >
> > >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 ?
> >
> Here's another vote for this as a good idea, perhaps as an option.
> Sending emails is a nice idea, but this depends on a mail server that might
> be slow, unavailable, or unusable for various reasons. If my email is
> delayed for a couple hours or days, I might not get the notice in a timely
> way. In my situation, this option isn't available to me because of security
> limitations.
> An RSS feed is another good idea. But if my user forgets to check for
> modifications in TSVN, he'll probably forget to check his RSS reader too.
> Even if TSVN could, at startup, present a dialog box to the effect that,
> "There are changes in several repos and you should update your working
> copies.", it would be a great help. Because if I miss an update that I
> need, I can get into a nasty situation. If the repository were unavailable,
> it could either be silent or pop up an "I can't check for changes right now"
> message.

But what if I only restart my computer once a week? Or even once a
month? I wouldn't get that notification nearly often enough. And like
you said, if the repository is unreachable, you'll miss out on getting
the notice then as well.

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