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SVN or Subversion or Subclipse?

From: Jesper Steen Møller <jesper_at_selskabet.org>
Date: 2004-12-04 00:18:03 CET

Hej Dev

As I'm working my way through the Subclipse on-line documentation, I've
come across many places where SVN and Subversion are used pretty much
interchangeably. I think we should address this before 1.0.

Why is Subversion called 'SVN' in so many place in Subclipse. Is it
TortoiseSVN carryover, or from SVN-Up? Is it simply shorter? Is it
because of CVS->SVN renaming?
Is screen real-estate really so costly that we cannot write "Subversion
History" in place of "SVN Resource History"?
Why can't it be "Subversion Browsing Perspective" instead of the "SVN
Repository Exploring Perspective"?

Error messages and UI prompts are also a mixed lot, for instance:

Provided SVN information does not match that on disk for project '{0}'.
Could not read SVN state file: unknown version '{0}'.
Invalid SVN repository location format: '{0}'.
Project '{0}' does not contain SVN folder meta-information.
The SVN synchronization information for '{0}' has become corrupt or does
not exist.
There are {0} resources that are not under SVN version control. Do you
want to add them?
There is {0} resource that is not under SVN version control. Do you want
to add it?
Add to SVN Version Control
Checking out ''{0}'' from SVN
Checking out {0} folders from SVN
Comparing SVN file: {0}
Confirm Disconnect from SVN

In 90% of the above places, I think it would be more accurate to put
"Subversion", not SVN.

Unless we rename the views and perspective, we're going to have to
explain why 'SVN' is used throughout.

I'm willing to go through the resources and do the actual work. BUT -
only if it is the right thing to do.

-Jesper
Received on Sat Dec 4 10:18:03 2004

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