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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:45:18 +0100

On 26.03.2010 19:51, Dave Huang wrote:
> On 3/26/2010 6:43 AM, Stefan Küng wrote:
>> If that's what you see on your system, then that's not what TSVN does.
>> Something else must interfere and screw up the shell extension.
> I'm confused on the status of this... earlier, you had said the behavior was
> by design, but in this message, you say TSVN doesn't exhibit the behavior.
> In any case, I followed the given steps to reproduce, and was able to
> reproduce the problem on my machine (and I agree with Rob Hubbard that it is
> a problem--at least I don't see the benefit if this was done by design; if I
> want to display a certain column, what benefit does it serve for TSVN to not
> display that column and display another one that I didn't ask for?).
> I even tried it in a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine with nothing installed
> other than Windows updates, the virtual machine guest tools, and TSVN 1.6.7,
> and still see the problem.

Ok, I'm trying to explain what TSVN does:
it registers a column handler extension, and provides several additional
columns for explorer. The "author" column that explorer already has is
used by TSVN to provide author information on versioned files. Other
than that, TSVN does not interfere with any standard explorer columns.

I first thought you meant that TSVN would show its information in
columns that are not its own. But now I suspect that you mean that your
default columns are not shown but instead the 'SVN ...' columns are
shown instead.
That however is completely out of TSVN's control and is handled by
explorer itself. It's the explorer who shows the wrong columns, but that
has been the case I think ever since win2k or even win95. There's
nothing TSVN can do to prevent this.


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