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

From: Rob Hubbard <rob.hubbard_at_softel.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:21:16 -0000

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: 25 March 2010 21:03
> To: users
> Cc: Rob Hubbard
> Subject: Re: Bug: TortoiseSVN highjacks the "File Version" column
>
> On 25.03.2010 19:30, Rob Hubbard wrote:

> > 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.
>
> Stefan
>

Hello Stefan,

What I really want to see is the file version throughout.
With some further fiddling, it seems that it is possible to jump
through hoops to achieve this. Well, almost.

I like the fact that TSVN makes additional columns available,
but the highjacking behaviour is unexpected, unhelpful and unwelcome.
Any chance of an option to switch the highjacking off,
or to make the column associations user-definable?

The behaviour does not seem to be documented,
although columns are mentioned here:
<http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-wcstatus.html#id587094>

It's a shame to have to criticise, but this particular
design choice seems to be a poor one.

I like TortoiseSVN, and I appreciate the fact that it is free, and
more importantly that you commit so much time to it's development.
Please change this.

Thanks,
Rob.

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