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

From: Jan Keirse <jan.keirse_at_tvh.be>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 11:56:14 +0200

Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> schreef op 04/08/2011 11:46:29:

> What the cache does is check every path, yes. But for pre-1.7 working
> copies, it gets an error returned and immediately assumes somethings
> wrong with the working copy and blocks it from getting scanned until
> something inside that path changes. It won't get scanned anymore
> otherwise.
>
> What I could do however is to assume status 'obstructed' or something
> like that for pre-1.7 working copies. But that's dangerous because the
> overlay icon wouldn't be correct. and any status than 'none' as
> assumed now for such folders means the cache will retry scanning them
> often - if someone doesn't want to upgrade a working copy because it's
> used by older clients, then the cache would go crazy...
>

To keep everyone happy, isn't there a simpler sollution to this problem
than the overlay icons?
How about including a simple GUI tool that allows to search for pre 1.7
working copies in a given path, show the user a list and offering to
upgrade the ones they select.
That way the code is only in memory if needed, typically only executes
once and the user doesn't even have to browse to all the working copies
and click them individually so he could win some time.

Maybe the installer could even include a checkbox to allow automatically
starting the tool after installation if desired, which would make it's
existence obvious to everyone.

Kind Regards,

JAN KEIRSE
ICT-DEPARTMENT
Software quality & Systems: Software Engineer

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