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Re: [Subclipse-users] Problem with atomic commits

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2008 10:15:21 -0400

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Schechter, Michael
<MSchechter_at_national.aaa.com> wrote:

> It is most confusing to me because the behavior of the plug-in (if I am understanding your
> explanation correctly) is based on how I configure my workspace (projects within vs. projects
> external). I would strongly recommend that this be re-examined as either a new feature, an
> enhancement to the existing atomic functionality, or a bug.

The issue is that at the API level Subversion does not support this,
at least in the normal case. Meaning, when all of your projects are
checked out and live in your Eclipse workspace folder, they are all
separate working copies. There is no common parent to them. In this
scenario, Subversion does not all you to commit from all these working
copies in a single transaction. We work around this by grouping the
commits by parent directory and repository and then "tricking"
Subversion into thinking they are all part of a common working copy.

In your case, they actually do (I think) all live in a single common
working copy. It is just that from the Eclipse view in our code there
is no simple way for us to know this. We would have to evaluate all
the files in your commit and go do all this checking to see if they
are all rooted in a working copy. We have added some fairly complex
logic already, but not complex enough to handle your scenario.

> In addition, I would like to request that the documentation be updated to reflect both the current
> preferences interface and this behavior.

None of the documentation has been updated since our 1.0 release. We
are an open source project and rely on the contribution of volunteers.
 Patches are welcome. See this page for information on getting
started with development for Subclipse.

http://subclipse.tigris.org/dev/

-- 
Thanks
Mark Phippard
http://markphip.blogspot.com/
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