Check Project Status

Just wondering what's happened to the VCS "Check Project Status" menu item under IDEA 7.0. If I check the menus via customisation I see it's still in the menu but is hidden (I'm using svn if that makes any difference).

I think the functionality has been rolled into the multiple tabbed changes view in some fashion (did I mention how much I don't like those dark blue tabs on a dark blue background?). But I'm missing the simple one-click check I'd normally do before risking an update..?

Am I missing some other shortcut? can I re-insert that as a menu option next to project update? or in the project tree "check directory status"..?

- Richard

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Has this now become "incoming changes"? Currently it's showing not showing me a bunch of changes I haven't checked out yet? despite those changes being in the repository tab (actually incoming stubbornly remains empty despite multiple refreshes). Is the changes view contextual? Tried clicking on other modules and folders in the project tree, but at the moment it just seems busted.

How would I check the changes on a subdir with this view? really after the old "check project status" / "check directory status" have these really been abandoned without a workable replacements?

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Hello Richard,

Just wondering what's happened to the VCS "Check Project Status" menu
item under IDEA 7.0. If I check the menus via customisation I see it's
still in the menu but is hidden (I'm using svn if that makes any
difference).

I think the functionality has been rolled into the multiple tabbed
changes view in some fashion (did I mention how much I dont like
those dark blue tabs?). But I'm missing the simple one-click check I'd
normally do before risking an update..?

Am I missing some other shortcut? can I re-insert that as a menu
option next to project update? or in the project tree "check directory
status"..?


"Check project status" for SVN has indeed been removed because its functionality
has been obsoleted by incoming/committed changes.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Hello Richard,

Has this now become "incoming changes"? Currently it's showing not
showing me a bunch of changes I haven't checked out yet? (actually it
stubbornly remains completely empty despite refreshes). Is the changes
view contextual? At the moment it just seems busted.


Are both the Repository and the Incoming tabs empty for you?

How would I check the changes on a subdir with this view? really after
the old "check project status" / "check directory status" have these
really been abandoned without a workable replacements?


The Repository and Incoming tabs have options for directory filtering. We
could add a shortcut to see incoming changes for a particular directory by
clicking it in the Project view, although I don't quite understand yet why
this would be needed.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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>"Check project status" for SVN has indeed been removed because its functionality
>has been obsoleted by incoming/committed changes.

But without the ability to check on changes based on directory? You could get a feel for it by browsing individual commits up & down and trying to remember what packages where hit.. But you cant see a breakdown of outstanding changes for a set of folders (that spans multiple changes/dates). Seems I could group by user or date, but not package? (really folder as I might be dealing with non-java files).

The current views only show one set of changes at a time. If the view allowed me to see the cumulative changes for all selected commits/rows (or groupings.. eg cumulative changes today, by clicking on today) that would appear to get me closer to the old "check status" (when used with a package/folder grouping when used with a change type grouping).

I found it very useful that the old style mirrored the update structure with the extra breakdown by status: added, removed, changed on server etc.. The changes in 7.0 make getting at that kind of breakdown much harder and the changes by folder pretty much impossible.

It's also more fiddly to switch to the changes view then switch to the tab and refresh then scan for your packages in a sea of other changes. No shortcut/hotkey for incoming that did all of the above?

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'Obsoleted' suggests I would have the same functionality by another means - that isn't really true.
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Just tried it on a different project and got something in my incoming tab (for the first time). I can see how the structure filter works now. My issue is more the lack of a cumulative changes view and an easy means to drill down to here from the project tree. "Check status" would just show me all outstanding changes.. now you've increased the detail I quite like the idea of showing a cumulative view by selection.

The structure tree closed on me a (folded back to root) couple of times (triggered by remote changes? unless accidental double clicks/middle clicks cause refreshes?) found that pretty annoying as the package structure was quite deep.

The actual change type isn't quite so obvious as you have to remember the colour coding.. not sure how this works with unversioned files in those folders yet ("check status" used to list them).

Minor point. I'm not sure what "select all" icon over the changed files area achieves, seems diff only takes the first selected file and edit source is greyed out because multiple folders are also selected.

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Then again I'm not so sure. It seems any change sets selected are reset every time I click on a new structure filter folder. Moreover if two sets of changes overlap the package/folder then both get shown. That means the contents of changed files will often include changes to folders/packages outside of my structure filter.

the other thing I could possibly miss is a list of unversioned files in my modules/folders. although local shows them they're not broken down by location (there's a lot of those in our dual idea/netbeans project - as nb tends to build/dump config files to the module dirs). I work with a lot of images, jasperreports resources, forms etc.. outside of IDEA svn support - always forgetting to add resources).

The shortcut is a pure convince thing as it takes a good many clicks and selections to get at similar information that used to be available from just one.

PS As a side-issue trying to do everything in three sets of tabs in one toolpane brings me back to the very cramped debug and problems with small monitors issue. Changed files is very cramped for me esp for deep trees. IDEA 7.0 isn't very kind on notebook users eyes.

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Richard Osbaldeston

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Are both the Repository and the Incoming tabs empty for you?


Repository was OK but incoming was empty. After trying it on a java.net hosted cvs project and later going back to our original svn project incoming seems to be working again.

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