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Re: "Newer Version" dialog

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 07:54:44 +0200

Hi,

2009/5/12 tsvn1 <tsvn1_at_mailinator.com>:
> The "newer version available" dialog has recently become obnoxious.  I
> understand it is beneficial to keep users running the latest version of
> Tortoise, but I'm having to update multiple times each week, and the dialog
> never really goes away for more than a day or two.
>
> A commonly accepted practice is to only notify users of new versions when a
> "major" revision has occurred.  The definition of "major" is subjective, of
> course, but, for instance, right now the dialog is telling me:
>
> Your version is 1.6.1.16129
> Current version is 1.6.2.16344
>

There are serious reasons for releasing minor versions of TSVN. 1.6.2.
has fixed several issues in the status cache that caused long delays
in Explorer for several users.

If you do not want to be notified of new versions, you can disable the
notification in the TSVN settings dialog.

> Is there some critical update that happened between those two that I just
> can't live without?  Probably not.  If it were a difference like 1.6.1 to
> 1.7.0, then MAYBE the "newer version" dialog would be appropriate.
>
> If such frequent updates really are necessary, then Tortoise should have an
> "automatic update" option.  It's my hunch that they are not really
> necessary, though.

No, automatic updates could cause major problems for users that mix
TSVN with other subversion clients. The working copy format between
versions is not always compatible.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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