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Re: Icon Overlay for Switched folders

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:13:12 +0200

Volnei wrote:
> Dear TortoiseSVN team,
>
> Sometimes I have difficulties to identify all the switched folders in
> my repository (i.e. to identify immediately when my “trunk” folder is
> really the “trunk” or some branch switched). Sometimes I think I’m
> working on trunk, but after some time I discover that in fact I’d
> forgotten to switch back an old branch.
>
> I know I can see the properties of the suspect folder to verify if it
> refers to another place in the repository. But this manual method is
> highly vulnerable to human-error in my case. My repository
> architecture needs to define the “trunk/branche/tags” schema on the
> last level, not in the root; so, some sub-trees can be on a branch,
> others can be on the trunk.
>
> I noticed that Subclipse maintain another icon overlay to switched
> folders (the little yellow “cup” became blue in this case). This
> minimizes a lot this kind of mistake. Do you think it would be an
> interesting feature for TortoiseSVN too? It’s possible to define a new
> icon overlay in the restricted windows slots?

While it wouldn't be a problem to add another overlay and implement it
to show for switched folders, it would be a problem resource wise: as
you know Windows has not that many overlay slots available.

But I'll keep your suggestion archived, just in case...

Stefan

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Received on 2008-09-11 08:13:29 CEST

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