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Re: Overlay Icons on parent folders

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 07:09:23 -0400

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:38 AM, <gibsoa02_at_student.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> Quoting Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>:
>
>> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 7:14 AM, <gibsoa02_at_student.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
>>>
>>> I originally had that train of thought but the thing which made me think
>>> otherwise was when i looked at all the overlay icons in the options.
>>> There I
>>> could see an example of a locked folder. Is this just an unused/redundant
>>> icon? If so, is there any chance of adding an option for this feature?
>>
>> Remember that those lock icons are just overlays on top of the
>> "regular" icon. Rather than code a special case in the Settings dialog
>> box to not show the Locked overlay on folder icons, I imagine it's
>> easier to just loop through all icon types and show the overlays.
>>
>> Any directory-locking feature would first require support from the
>> Subversion libraries themselves. What would be the use case requiring
>> such a feature?
>>
>
> The reason behind having a lock icon showing on the folder level is because
> we have a development working folder accessed by all our system programmers
> which contains multiple sub-projects that later compile into one. When
> someone is working on a project, they are required to lock it as it is
> mainly binary files. This is done at a folder level.

In other words, you have multiple developers sharing a working copy.
Which negates half the reason to even *use* a version control system
in the first place.

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