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Re: Overlay Icons on parent folders

From: <gibsoa02_at_student.uwa.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 19:35:07 +0800

Quoting Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>:

> 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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True.
Be that as it may, the choice was this or Visual Source(Un)safe so I
guess you can see where I'm coming from. The only reason we has a
single working directory is because our primary programming method
follows the lock-modify-unlock method which only requires one working
folder. Regardless I believe we will be sticking to this program as it
still provides what we require, just thought there might be a way to
show the lock icon on a parent folder :)

Regards,
Andre Gibson

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