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Re: TSVN display columns by default in Windows Explorer?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:39:31 -0400

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:33, <Tim.Williams_at_ucb.com> wrote:
> Hello TSVN users,
>   We will soon deploy TSVN 1.6.6 on a series a farm of Citrix Servers
> running Windows Server 2003.  We want the following fields to display by
> default in the Windows Explorer "Details" view when in a version controlled
> structure:
> SVN Revision
> SVN short URL
> SVN Status
> SVN Author
> SVN Local lock owner
> Where is this configuration preference stored for users?  Is it a registry
> change or something that can be set in the "All Users" profile so staff
> logging on to the server for the first time would receive these settings by
> default?  We are trying to avoid having staff select the fields themselves.

It is in the registry, just like most any other Windows view
customization. It may be settable in HKLM but it'll likely be
overridden by HKCU.

Local lock owner should always be the user who "owns" the WC, unless
you're sharing a WC between users, which is an anti-best-practice. So
adding this column, in a correctly configured environment, would be
redundant - the icon overlay will indicate lock status, and the user
should know that it's their lock because it's their WC. The only
exception would be a situation where one user might have multiple sets
of credentials for the same area of the repository.

IIRC, Tortoise doesn't actually "create" columns that can be selected
for view, but rather hijacks existing ones. In non-WC directories,
those columns have different headers. And always remember that these
columns only show the information as of the last update - so they can
quickly become out of date if your users aren't running SVN Update.

Note that in Vista and later, MS has removed this ability entirely.


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Received on 2010-06-24 17:40:05 CEST

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