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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2007-05-23 18:35:21 CEST

Erik Hemdal wrote:
> 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.
>
I think the message is, that this ain't going to happen for the oft
repeated reason MS simply don't provide enough icon overly slots.

Maybe there could be a UDP broadcast triggered by the post commit hook
and a little tray icon service that responded. I'm not network savy to
know the pitfalls.

Peter

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