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Re: regarding issue 667: data loss??

From: Tobias Ringström <tobias_at_ringstrom.mine.nu>
Date: 2004-06-01 18:07:08 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> SteveKing's description says:
>
> "It seems that this issue has become a serious one for many windows
> users. I'm getting reproducable reports from TSVN users who lost their
> data because of this. There are some older text editors on windows who
> automatically change the filename to all uppercase on saving.
> example:
> working copy with some files in it. One of those files is testfile.txt.
> Edit testfile.txt and save it with an old editor
> testfile.txt is now TESTFILE.TXT in the working copy.
> do an 'svn up'
>
>>Restored 'testfile.txt"
>
> and the modifications on that file are gone! They got reverted during the
> update."

This specific case is actually issue 1854 which was fixed in Subversion
1.0.4. It was in fact the main reason for releasing 1.0.4. If there
really are other cases of data loss, it would be easier to handle them
if they are described in new issues, one for each case. Issue 667 is
way too generic.

/Tobias

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