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Re: Enhancement Request: Icon overlays for non-updated working copies

From: Kevin Radke <kmradke_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:36:39 -0500

On 8/3/2011 3:08 PM, Andy Levy wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 15:34, Todd Nelson<toddyboy82577_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> If a user installs TortoiseSVN 1.7, any working copies that have not
>> been upgraded are difficult to find because there are no icon overlays
>> displayed on the working copy. It would be beneficial to the users to
>> put an icon overlay letting the user know they have not updated the
>> working copy. You could reuse the same icon for modified or
>> conflicted files since the limitation on the number of icon overlays
>> still exists in Windows 7.
>
> This was *just* addressed earlier today.
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=2808881

I don't really buy the potential performance impact argument.
TortoiseSVN already knows it is an old working copy because it adds an
"upgrade" entry to the right click menu... I found myself manually
right clicking on multiple folders to remember where all my working
copies were located. Without the visual hints of an icon, I'm sure I
missed a few too!

>> A utility to search a given disk or path to find all working copies to
>> upgrade at once would also be useful. We have developers with a large
>> number of working copies and unfortunately, they aren't all in the
>> same parent directory. Instead of having to manually search for
>> working copies, this utility would find them all and upgrade them at
>> once.
>
> How do you handle errors encountered in performing the upgrade?
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ds/viewMessage.do?dsForumId=4061&dsMessageId=2808880
>
> Why can't the developers upgrade their WCs when they're ready?

> Let's say I'm a split Java& .NET developer. I've updated TortoiseSVN
> and AnkhSVN, but I haven't upgraded Subclipse (Subversion plugin for
> Eclipse) yet. Automatically upgrading *all* of my WCs will immediately
> break my Java project WCs, at least for usage inside my IDE.

Nobody is saying you have to upgrade all working copies. This would
simply just search the specified locations and say "hey, I found these
working copies, select the ones you want to upgrade..."

Kevin R.

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