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Re: Automatic check modifications, change icon?

From: Ben Johnson <ben_at_indietorrent.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:40:26 -0500

On 12/17/2012 4:16 PM, Andrew Cook 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repository for modified files compared to the local copy, and have that need reflected in, say, an icon change for the out-of-date file?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.
> Thanks!
> Andrew

This is a reasonable request and there are other SVN clients that
implement this very feature (such as CornerStone, for Mac OS).

That said, it seems unlikely that this could be implemented in the way
you describe (via shell overlays). I asked a question some months ago
regarding shell overlays (
) and was told that Windows has a very low limit on overlay slots. See:
http://tortoisesvn.net/faq.html#ovlremote .



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