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Re: New feature for absent-minded users: reboot reminder

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2008 16:43:30 +0200

KlasNordberg wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Here's what I did: I updated to tortoise 1.5.2 except for the final
> and requested reboot. There was simply some other thing I needed to
> fix before the reboot. This thing turned into several things and then
> I had to go to lunch, and some meetings after lunch, and .... Well,
> eventually it was time to leave for the day and I wanted to commit all
> my changes to the repository. At this point, I had of course forgot
> all about the reboot and was convinced that the update was history.
>
> Here is what happened: Nothing works! Both commit and update behave
> erratic to say the least. After a rather lengthy troubleshooting,
> including writing (but not sending) a bug report, it finally dawned on
> me that I had forgot about the reboot. Rebooting solved the problem!
>
> Here is what I suggest should happen: When the tortoise client has
> been updated, but the requested reboot not been made, and the user
> tries to use the client, it should give a friendly message about
> rebooting instead of offering the normal menus and windows.
>
> I realize that the above story says more about my own state of mind
> than about the tortoise software, but I also believe that computer
> software should, as far as possible, support my mental
> deficiencies :-)

How could TSVN show you a warning that you didn't reboot first if the
exe can't run correctly because of it? To show such a message, the exe
would have to run successfully in the first place.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-08-08 16:44:02 CEST

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