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Re: Bug: TortoiseSVN highjacks the "File Version" column

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2010 21:58:52 +0000

On 25 March 2010 21:02, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 25.03.2010 19:30, Rob Hubbard wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> [please cc me on replies]
>>
>> There is a bug in TortoiseSVN whereby the "File Version" column
>> gets highjacked and replaced with a "SVN URL" column.
>>
>> I am using
>>       TortoiseSVN 1.6.7
>>       Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3
>>
>> To reproduce the problem, open an ordinary
>>    (non-version controlled) folder in Windows Explorer.
>> Right-click the column headings, and click "More..."
>> Check the "File Version" checkbox.
>> [Optionally move the column to the desired position.]
>> Click OK
>>
>> Now select the "Tools | Folder Options..." menu.
>> Select the View tab.
>> Click the "Apply to All Folders" button.
>> Click OK.
>>
>> Now when you navigate between your folders,
>> the "File Version" column is shown.
>>
>> Unfortunately, if you enter a source-controlled folder
>>    (one with a hidden .svn folder),
>>    the column changes to "SVN URL". [This is the bug.]
>>
>> If you descend into a non-source-controlled
>>    (non-versioned or ignored) folder,
>>    the "File Version" column is again correct.
>
> That's not a bug but by design.

But it might help if you could say why it is implemented that way ...

Simon

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