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Re: TSVN 1.6.5 and Win7 x64 missing overlays

From: Robert Roessler <robertr_at_rftp.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 09:44:56 -0700

Robert Roessler wrote:
> On my Win7 x64 box, TSVN 1.6.4 64-bit (from
> TortoiseSVN- worked essentially
> perfectly... as I was saying here only a few days ago. ;)
> So, last night, I tried to install TSVN 1.6.5 64-bit (from
> TortoiseSVN- - and that broke overlays in a
> nasty way.
> The 2 main symptoms are:
> 1) the ONLY overlays I could see (with 1.6.5) were the "modified"
> indicators - and these ONLY in the left (folder) pane of the Explorer
> 2) the happily coexisting TCVS 1.11.3 overlays were also GONE
> After MANY full cycles of uninstalling, rebooting, installing,
> rebooting, this behavior did not change. The ONLY way I got my system
> back to having working overlays was to uninstall TSVN, TCVS, and the 2
> "TortoiseOverlays" packages. Then I installed TSVN 1.6.4 x64 and TCVS
> 1.11.3, and life was once again good. :|
> Two observations:
> 1) the TSVN 1.6.4 TSVNCache process only appears in my Process Explorer
> listing at the "top level" - i.e., like wininit.exe and winlogon.exe,
> its parent process is no longer with us... with TSVN 1.6.5, OTOH, the
> TSVNCache process has been started by a copy of explorer.exe started by
> services.exe started by wininit.exe - 3 generations of its parents are
> still around
> 2) just installing TSVN 1.6.x does NOT install the "TortoiseOverlay"
> packages - they seem to only show up in my Uninstall list if I also
> install TCVS 1.11.3
> Finally, this is NOT about a TSVN/TCVS interaction - I only mention the
> TCVS breakage as an additional TSVN 1.6.5-induced casualty. The
> problems with TSVN 1.6.5 overlays are present whether TCVS is installed
> or not.

Just curious... is the reason that there has been no comment on this
that Win7 is not "officially" supported by TSVN? Or was some
information left out that would be needed for a considered response?

Robert Roessler


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