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Re: how to download sourceforge branch read-only

From: idiotprogrammer <idiotprogrammer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 06:45:28 -0700 (PDT)

So let me interpret Stefan's answer a little further:

Are you recommending that I contact the sourceforge project directly
because the information I have provided about the repository is
insufficient to download it with tortoise? Or are you recommending
that I contact the sourceforge project because you believe I am not
sure what I need?

I am assuming that Tortoise gives the ability to download a branch of
a particular repository. But after perusing the documentation, I can't
figure if Tortoise has that ability. (The closest I can find is this

--
http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-checkout.html
)
rj
On Apr 13, 8:21†am, idiotprogrammer <idiotprogram..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> As a general remark, let me state that there have been many situations
> where I have needed to download a subversion directory, and the
> project website will say, download this branch, use TortoiseSVN and
> rather that explain what steps to take, they simply link to the
> Tortoise documentation.
>
> This happens often enough that I smell a trend. The problem is that
> Tortoise documentation is less geared to daily use than to server
> administration. As such, it is mostly useless for users like myself.
>
> (An exception is the wordpress docs to using subversion, which seems
> logical and straightforwardhttp://codex.wordpress.org/Installing/Updating_WordPress_with_Subversion
> ).
>
> For example, if you look at TortoiseSVN docs, the first step to take
> seems to be †the first step to take seems to be this topichttp://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-checkout....
> , and this appears in Chapter 5. And even then, I'm not sure if
> checking out is really the first step I'm supposed to take.
>
> Here's a question that maybe you can answer: Does TortoiseSVN provide
> a way to turn (albeit temporarily) the failure noise? I've always been
> wondering on how to do this.
>
> rj
>
> On Apr 13, 7:48†am, idiotprogrammer <idiotprogram..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > So am I to understand that Tortoise SVN does not provide this
> > capacity?
>
> > Although my question may have to do with this epub project, I actually
> > have the same question as it pertains to another sourceforge project.
> > Maybe I should contact the people at sourceforge? †The problem is that
> > I cannot make sense of the ViewVC view provided.
>
> > Maybe I'll look around for a mailing list that is able to answer more
> > general subversion questions.
>
> > rj
>
> > On Apr 13, 6:39†am, Stefan KŁng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > idiotprogrammer wrote:
> > > > Hi, I'm a beginner to subversion †although I use it for work. I've
> > > > used subversion, but it's all been set up for me.
>
> > > > What I want is to download a current branch of a software project. I
> > > > want to download it read-only and occasionally be able to update.
>
> > > > I want to download this branch:
> > > >http://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/docbook/branches/xsl-epub/
>
> > > > I'm not too clear on the branch/trunk part.
>
> > > > I can download docbook project as a whole
> > > > (I need to do thishttp://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/docbook/trunk
> > > > )
>
> > > > but I can't download the xsl-epub branch or at least understand the
> > > > relationship between the xsl-epub branch and the docbook trunk. And in
> > > > the main docbook trunk I don't see any directories for epub stuff (my
> > > > interest), only generic content---although not the files in the root
> > > > directory apparently.
>
> > > > I know I'm not comprehending some basic concepts here.
>
> > > > Using Tortoise SVN, I created a directory, checked out the main
> > > > directory, but I don't see anything resembling files specific to xsl-
> > > > epub †http://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/docbook/branches/xsl-epub/e...
>
> > > > So what do I do?
>
> > > Ask on the correct mailing list: you have to ask the docbook developers
> > > about what each branch is used for and if you even should use it and if
> > > how you should use it.
>
> > > Stefan
>
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