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Special icon for branch RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Currently, Folders and branches look the same in the IDE (like regular

    folders).

    1. Is it possible to change the branch icon to a different one?

    2. Is it possible (in the future) to see a graphic window for

    the branches (like in ClearCase)?

    Thanks,

    Michael

     

    Sunday, February 19, 2006 9:10 AM

Answers

    1. Maybe.  I'm not convinced this is a good idea.  Should files that were created thru branching also have this icon instead of taking it from their file type?  Ok, so we apply your rule only to the root of a branch operation...except files can be branched directly too.  Ok, so we special-case folders.  Are we willing to make extra server round-trips when refreshing the IDE in order to calculate these conditions?  Etc...lots of possible downstream effects, especially as we continue to expand the # of things our branch/merge methodology is capable of.
    2. Definitely.
    Monday, February 20, 2006 4:10 PM