Auto-Refreshed Display of Incoming and Outgoing Revisions

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12 Jan, 2012 08:49 PM

I really love MacHg, but this one problem is driving me nuts. My work has 20+ repositories and unless I manually check their incoming or outgoing status, it's very easy to fall out of sync. I can't tell you how many times I've had to merge because I forgot to pull all the latest changes first or push my latest commits.
Could you please have a setting for MacHg to check the server every few minutes for new changes? Or to check for incoming requests on every commit?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by jason on 12 Jan, 2012 09:02 PM

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    That's a very good suggestion! I am hard at work on a new version which has some fairly major changes, hence the update cycle has been kind of slow but much more is going on behind the scenes.

    But yep, some people have asked for periodic refreshes to servers... It would make a good feature.

    However, it already does an update upon every commit. Are you not seeing this work?

  2. 2 Posted by Gavin on 12 Jan, 2012 09:15 PM

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    hmm, not sure what you mean about the update on every commit. I meant there could be an option to automatically check hg incoming before submitting a commit

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by jason on 12 Jan, 2012 10:46 PM

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    I meant, if you do a commit to your repository, then automatically the incoming and outgoing counts are updated. Try it and see...

    Do you mean when you pull up the commit dialog that you see the incoming & outgoing counts, or do you mean that when you pull up the push and pull dialogs you see a representation of what will be pushed and pulled?

  4. 4 Posted by Gavin on 13 Jan, 2012 12:18 AM

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    Hmm, the only time I see the counts is when I click incoming or outgoing. Occasionally I see little bubbles with arrows and counts next to a repo name, but that's only when I have more than one clone (they seem to compare the states of one another).
    Maybe it's because all of my repos are password-protected with https?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by jason on 13 Jan, 2012 02:15 AM

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    Yep. Those little bubble things tell you the counts to / from the server / other clones. :)

    They should show the counts to the servers bookmarks, even if if they are https... They do for me...

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