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Re: Automatic check modifications, change icon?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:31:24 -0500

On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 4:16 PM, Andrew Cook <apcook816_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I've searched and haven't seen quite the same question asked.
> Is it possible to automatically check the repository for modified files
> compared to the local copy, and have that need reflected in, say, an icon
> change for the out-of-date file?
> I've played around with scripting a scheduled svn routine to just do the
> update in the background so it doesn't matter, but there's the problem of
> potentially updating a file that the user is currently working on. Also,
> simply doing an svn status does not effect a change in the icon.
> Basically I'm looking for a way to alert the user that a file has been
> changed in the repository prior to their making changes to their local copy
> without them having to manually go through the Check for Modifications
> dialog or manually do an update.
Keep the Check for Modifications window open in the background and refresh
it occasionally.

There are 2 main problems with such a feature:

1) It would be very easy to overload a server by refreshing too frequently
2) Immediately after polling the server, your information may be out of
date, so you'd have to re-check the server when you needed to perform an
operation anyway.

Users should be in the habit of performing SVN Update on anything they're
working on prior to starting their work. I don't understand the aversion to
using the software in the manner it's meant to be used.

There is CommitMonitor (http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/CommitMonitor.html)
which can pop up alerts when commits are made to watched repository URLs.


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