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Re: AW: TortoiseSVN 1.7.2 released

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 18:12:47 +0000

On 9 December 2011 15:57, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 09.12.2011 12:16, Markus Schaber wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> Von: Stefan Pendl [mailto:stefan.pendl.71_at_gmail.com]
>>> Am 06.12.2011 19:28, schrieb JWalker:
>>>> Previous versions of TSVN used to ask the user to restart
>>>> Windows. TSVN 1.7.x does not ask this. Is this by design?
>>> Starting with v1.7 the installer restarts the explorer process
>>> directly, which was the only thing that triggered the reboot in
>>> previous versions.
>>
>> On my machines (Win 7 64 bit), it usually are about 5 or 6 processes
>> (including Visual Studio, for example) which are displayed by the
>> installer as culprits, not only explorer processes. Additionally, the
>> installer regularly fails to restart the explorer process.
>>
>> Btw, that dialog regularly pops up twice.
>>
>> The hint that a reboot will be needed in that dialog is a little to
>> weak, as the number of mails coming to this list which were answered
>> with "just reboot your machine" shows.
>
> Since the 1.7 release, there wasn't one single mail on this list that
> indicated that a reboot was required. Those posts all are from the 1.6.x
> releases and before - and that installer showed a dialog at the end to
> force a reboot.
> So as you can see: it doesn't matter whether we make the dialog as big
> as the screen - users don't reboot even if they're hit with a stick.

I installed the 1.7.x nightly on an XP machine a couple of days ago,
over the top of an old 1.6.99 nightly. I didn't get prompted to
reboot, but the installer didn't attempt to restart explorer.
Unsurprisingly TSVN didn't work until after I had rebooted.

Simon

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