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RE: Overlay for out-of-date, 'normal' files

From: Erik Hemdal <erik_at_comprehensivepower.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 19:30:56 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter McNab [mailto:mcnab_p@melbpc.org.au]
. . . .
> > 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.

Agreed. But I'd forgo the icon overlays. They frequently fail to be
updated correctly anyway, even when there are local changes. They either
remain green checkmarks or just disappear completely, at least for me. I
haven't found the root cause why.

>
> 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.

That's the basic idea, although you can't be sure UDP packets will get
through. And it does tend to get away from the simple mode of operation we
have now.

The more I think about this, the more I see how hard it might be to
implement efficiently, because of the collaboration needed between server
and client. So maybe it can't be done.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who contributed ideas and helped me to think
about this problem.

Erik

>
> Peter
>
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