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Re: Icon Overlay Problem FAQ entry misleading

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 13:08:20 +0100

On 20 May 2010 12:55, Wolfgang Fahl <wf_at_bitplan.com> wrote:
> On Windows XP the following sequence was necessary to fix the Icon
> Overlay Problem:
> - install 1.6.8
> - see problem with Icon overlay
> - google for solution
> - deinstall 1.6.7
> - reboot
> - install 1.6.8
> - see problem with Icon overlay
> - google for solution within this newsgroup
> - google some more
> - do a cleanup on the directory where the overlay icons do not show
>
> - post this message  ...
>
> I think it might be worthwhile to improve the  FAQ to  be more clear
> on what is going on

The FAQ entry says:

After upgrading TortoiseSVN, all my icon overlays have disappeared
This is a known issue with some upgrades, and in particular it has
been reported for 1.6.8. If this happens to you, try doing a repair
install (and reboot of course).

What is unclear about that?

> and the installation script
> should directly point to this problem so that no time is wasted on
> trying to find a fix.

The installation script is the problem and it has been fixed on trunk,
so the fixed version will be released as 1.6.9 which should coincide
with SVN 1.6.12, or earlier if Stefan gets fed up with all the failure
reports ;-)

> Better even an icon should show that the version
> of the local subversion files is not up-to-date or whatever would help
> in making sure that people get feedback on what is happening.

Sorry, you lost me there. What sort of icon? What files are out of
date? Is this the same issue you are talking about?

Simon

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