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

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 13:33:15 +0200

On Thu, Aug 4, 2011 at 11:56, Jan Keirse <jan.keirse_at_tvh.be> wrote:
> 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.

Well, we *could* do something like this.
But it's like spending a years salary on one meal - I know there are
crazy people who actually do that, but I'm not one of them.


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