In addition to the generally dire re-implementation of Briefcase under Vista,
another (XP/pre-XP?) issue has (re)appeared on Vista HP.
I finally caught the briefcase out - in the (badly designed) Update dialog,
the "master" version is marked as Modified, and the briefcase copy is marked
Select "Details" and one arrives at a "Resolve Conflict" dialog - BOTH files
being noted as having been modified (I have a screenshot if anyone wants it).
File synchronisation is an essential these days: either enable Sync in
non-ultimate versions of Vista or make the Briefcase usable - please!
See other postings by myself and other users for details of cumulative
Briefcase issues - including "silent" update failures.
This should not be considered as a "suggestion": it does not relate to
product development or enhancement, it's about making something do what it
should be doing in the first place properly & usably.
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