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Re: Overlay Icons on parent folders

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 08:20:29 -0400

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:35 AM, <gibsoa02_at_student.uwa.edu.au> wrote:
> 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.

No, it doesn't "only require one WC." Far from it, in fact. I think
you're misunderstanding how locks actually work.

Give each developer their own WC. It's now SVN is intended to be used.

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Received on 2008-05-15 14:20:38 CEST

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