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Re: File externals

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 21:29:51 +0200

Bob wrote:
> Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@...> writes:
>> Just send your feature requests to this list so they can be discussed.
>> Stefan
> OK. Here are a couple of thoughts based on my initial use of the file external
> feature:
> (1) Provide a slightly modified icon overlay for external files/folders.
> It could be something like the current normal and modified icons with a small
> white X (for external) instead of the check mark.

There are only a limited amount of overlay handler slots available in
Windows. So we won't add another overlay for something like this.


> (2) Provide a context menu option to automate the process of adding external
> files/folders to a versioned directory of a checked-out project. Basically this
> would add the appropriate svn:externals entry to the project's Properties.
> For example, given a checked out project with sub-directories:
> project/sub1/sub2
> From the sub2 directory, the user could select a context menu option to add an
> external. The process could first create the string '^/project/sub1/sub2 '.
> (There may be a better option than ^/.) The user could then provide the name/URL
> of the external file/directory or, better yet, be given the option of selecting
> the file/folder from a checked-out working copy of the desired external. This
> string could be appended to that above and then added to the project's
> svn:externals list. The user could also have the option of doing an automatic
> update of the directory.
> Of course this same basic idea could be applied in reverse. Given a directory
> with an external file, the user could have a context menu option for deleting
> the file by erasing the entry from the Properties list. This could be a
> work-around for the current svn in that external files cannot be deleted without
> erasing the entries from the project properties.

I'll keep a note about this. If I can come up with a good, easy and
complete UI for this I'll implement it.


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