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RE: Re: Communication of CHANGES

From: Harvey, Edward <Edward.Harvey_at_patni.com>
Date: 2007-11-27 21:01:01 CET

> > At present, gui clients cannot display a "file is out of date" icon,
> > because there's no way to remember the status when the client
> previously
> > checked for updates.
> Of course there is a way. The GUI client can cache the information
> itself. TortoiseSVN already has an elaborate cache that drives these
> badges. Subclipse has a cache that does exactly this too, although we
> do not persist it on shutdown.
> I doubt TortoiseSVN would use this feature regardless because the last
> I knew they were severely limited by Windows in the number of badges
> it can use.

Of course there's nothing stopping a gui client from caching info
themselves, as long as the gui client is the only svn client operating
on that file or directory. But I think it's not uncommon for people to
do some work in the gui, some work on the command line, and if the info
is to remain accurate, then it's got to be standardized as an actual
part of subversion, not just the gui client.

It is true that tortoise is limited in the number of icons available for
its use. But the decision of "which icon to use" is a decision for the
gui client programmers to decide, not for subversion itself to decide.
I have my own thoughts on how to handle the tortoise icon in particular,
but that discussion comes at a later date, in a different discussion

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