I saw a screenshot of Accurev a while back that displayed the url for a
folder in the status bar along the bottom of the explorer window.
If you're like me, with heavily nested folders, the url would have the
be suitably mangled to show the relevant beginning and end bits with
'...' in the middle, but I thought it was a nice touch.
Using something like this would save another icon overlay too.
Incidentally, I don't think the icon overlays would be a good idea, if
you switched an entire tree it would all show as 'switched', but then
you switch a sub-folder back to the original location - would that still
show switched, or not? I think an icon overlay has the potential to get
more confusing than the current situation.
From: Merschdorf Matthias [mailto:matthias.merschdorf_at_leister.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 5:03 PM
Subject: How to keep track of switched folders
I am using Tortoise to handle my labview code. It works quite well in
general. A feature that is of particular interest to me is the
switching. This is due to the fact that labview is quite picky about the
location of the code, i.e. every file memorizes the path to the
subroutines it uses. It is therefore not straightforward to change to a
different version of a library. Switching the library directory is
therefore an easy way to make labview believe the code is still in the
old place. However, I easily loose track which directories are switched
and which are not. In fact, it has already caused a lot of confusion
(and also repair work) because I have changed and committed code to a
Would it please be possible to have an easy to see indication which
directories are switched?
I am obviously not the first one having the problem of keeping track of
switches (see e.g. here
eId=73249> and here
eId=797083&orderBy=createDate&orderType=desc> ). I have already learnt
that overlays are scarce but I too would happily sacrifice the
unversioned overlay to indicate a switched folder (if there is a reason
to have a distinct overlay for unversioned status that I do not see,
would it be at least possible to individually choose whether one wants
to use that overlay for one purpose or the other?).
I wished you could find a solution soon,
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Received on 2009-06-25 19:24:09 CEST