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Re: Explorer Copy Issues

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 21:29:39 +0100

2008/5/15 Matt (MPCM) <WickedLogic_at_gmail.com>:
> Thanx, *Check for Modifications* is what I was looking for.
>
>> Well you can't expect to mess about in a subversion working copy
>> behind subversion's back, and then expect it to guess what you really
>> meant to do.
>
> I'm not sure I agree with that stance, but the option to have nested
> modifications be able adjust the icon solves would make this moot. Is
> this an option/setting in the GUI I am overlooking?

No, because the nested working copy is not related in any way to its
parent folder (in your case it happens to be so, but that is not the
general case), so marking the parent as modified would be misleading.

>> And as an aside, why would you put a working copy on a network drive
>> where people who don't know what it is for can access it and change
>> it. That's a fairly fundamental flaw in your network security.
>
> Inherited setup mostly, but it doesn't impact security. Non-developer
> staff editing and adding files who have no need for SVN tools doesn't
> sound that strange to me. Developers keep their own working copies,
> but there are staff who desire a central drive.

If you have people editing files and folders in a version controlled
area without even knowing that it is version-controlled, that seems
inherently error-prone to me.

Simon

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