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Re: Feature Request: Allow icon overlay to show remote status

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 8 May 2011 06:34:03 -0400

On Sun, May 8, 2011 at 01:18, idan bismut <idanbismut_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> hello,
>
> tortoisesvn is great tool, and imho, it could be better if it would allow to
> update icon overlay with remote status.
> To clearify my intention, lets assume following scenario:
> 2 Users (different PC) checkouts same project from repo.
> at this point both users show green icons.
> At some point, user A perform some change to one of files & makes commit to
> repo.
> A common-sense (in team version control) would be that user A now show green
> and user B shows icon red.
>
> In fact both now show green.
> Now, i understand this is "feature" and not a bug, and that one would
> suggest user will need to update anyway.
> But if would be possible to allow some feature so that when user perform
> "check for modifcation" (or allows some other command for it), it would
> update the modified files overlay icons.
> As this would allow visual indication that can help team A know exatcly what
> team B modified.

The overlays show you the state of the file as compared to the last
update/checkout from the repository; anything else would be invalid 2
seconds after completing the check.

As I write this, it feels too familiar. This exact same request came
up earlier this week and was explained.
http://svn.haxx.se/tsvnusers/archive-2011-05/0037.shtml

What you have here is a communication issue, not a technical one. Your
teams need to talk more.

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