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Re: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 18:40:08 CEST

On 5/23/07, Peter McNab <mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au> wrote:
> 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.

Well, one could go back to the RSS feed idea there instead - a tray
application which polls the RSS URL on a set interval, and pops up a
balloon when there's an update. Most of the pieces are already "out
there", they just need to be assembled.

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