We’ve been punk’d a couple of times by this.
someone has a file checked out and working on it
and someone else just opens the same file and adds somethings - maybe fixes a thing
then suddenly it becomes quite messy trying to sync everyones stuff back up and involves using Tortoise SVN in explorer
Although, this is perhaps primarily our fault, I was wondering if it would be possible to have a : “If you want to edit this, you have to check it out” kind of logic ? rather than when you come to Save it says “check out or make writeable” - which is a bit silly i think… making it writeable will be worse in the long run and (as the scenario described above) check out will fail
You should see a pop-up notification when you modify a non-checked out file that says “Files need check-out!” and a link to click to do this. This functionality is enabled in Editor Preferences->Loading & Saving->Source Control.
We considered a ‘blocking’ modal dialog that prevented people from editing to be an unnecessary hitch in workflow, so we made it optional.
yeah i see the window but as mentioned here the popup message is kind of out of eye sight half the time and disappears leaving my brain thinking : well that couldnt have been too important
its easy to miss especially on 2 monitors, when the Content browser is on one window, and I hope the BP to the other, as the message appears at the bottom corner of the first window
tbh, after some of problems we’ve had I think I’d rather a modal window (maybe lol) - is this possible to turn on ?
Also, when I do run into confliction problems I cant use “diff against” it never brings up any thing ? would it be possible to have a Merging / Compare tool ?
Or a viewer (as i said, the Diff Against doesnt work for me - so, no idea what features it offers)
I get this error alot too : File partially loaded
Which is annoying as…well… why did Unreal only partially load to file to then annoy me ? lol because this causes the next set of loops : click save
You must check out file to save check out
Cant check out file as it’s partially loaded. save file to check out