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Re: Issue 634 still persists in build 25609 dev for the Windows Explorer

From: Christian Balzer <christian.balzer.ba_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:25:08 +0100

On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 6:59 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On 24.06.2014 17:04, Christian Balzer wrote:
>> Issue 634 "Repo browser does not show nested externals"
>> (https://code.google.com/p/tortoisesvn/issues/detail?id=634) still
>> doesn't work for the Windows Explorer:
> Repo browser != windows explorer.

I realize that, but from my user's point of view, I'd say they are
connected... :)

>> For external
>> sub/sub/ext http://server.com/svn/branches/b2
>> there is a question mark overlay icon over sub/, no icons over sub/sub
>> and sub/sub/ext and only on the contents of sub/sub/ext are icons...
> To show the overlay icons in explorer, the status of the files and
> folders has to be fetched. This is done on a folder basis and cached.
> The status is not fetched for a whole working copy at once, because for
> big working copies this would block the explorer for way too long.
> So the overlays are correct:
> sub is unversioned
> sub/sub is unversioned
> sub/sub/ext is a separate working copy

Well, I would say folders that get checked out via externals should be
treated differently.
In my case, I'm trying to mirror the server's directory structure, and
I would want to be able to see what the status of the actual projects
is, even when I only see the "root". Any chance of something being
implemented there in the future, to show that contained folders are up
to date or not?
(I realize, of course, that an additional complication is that a
"main" folders could have separate sub-folders created by externals as

Best regards,



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