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Re: Feature Request: 'Needs Update' Icon Overlay

From: Gal Aviel <galaviel_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:29:09 +0000 (UTC)

Hello Everybody,

Thanks for the great discussion, many good points raised ..

Some thoughts:

(1) Enabling this feature in TSVN only on a per-URL basis would
solve "all repositories are the same" problem suggested before. You would
only enter a list of URL on your local LAN to poll. If you don't
enter a SF URL, your SF WC would not generate polling traffic.

(2) If Icon overlays are not technically possible (too few Windows slots) I'll
settle for remote status to show in Windows Explorer's 'SVN Status' column.
Just give me some sort of solution that I can use and that is integrated with
TSVN. A 'Needs Update' text in the 'SVN Status' column is all I basically
need (that's what we had with our previous VC tool).

(3) CommitMonitor is a great tool however it is not integrated with TSVN, and
requires a separate installation and post-install configuration. Installing
it x15 times for each member of my team and configuring it is not a fun task.
Also users don't understand why they need to install more than 1 program
to do version control.

(4) About the 2 seconds polling interval .. it was just an exaggeration
in order to make the point that you don't need TSVN in order to kill the server.

(5) Please understand that some users who use TSVN are not programmers,
they are not proficient with VC tools and their methodology, they just
want things to work ... they won't go out of their way to install a second
product (CommitMonitor) and config. it and they don't understand
and don't care about many points raised here which are implementation related.

(6) If we agree that this feature should be enabled, and that it is
valuable to customers (and I think it is), then we have to make it work.
Let's not mix the implementation details/challanges, which are up
to us to sort out.
Or in short, where there is a will there is a way..

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