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Re: "Newer Version" dialog

From: steven higgan <steven.higgan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 17:43:54 +1200

suggestion, would it be possible to use the shell notify api to push
up balloon which could die a natural death

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 5:54 PM, Jean-Marc van Leerdam
<j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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