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Re: Re: TortoiseSVN 1.7 and subst-ed drives

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 16:20:40 +0100

On 17 October 2011 14:25, Mirko Zettl <m.zettl_at_hseb-dresden.de> wrote:
>> On 17 October 2011 12:44, Mirko Zettl <m dot zettl at hseb-dresden dot de> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > just a question: We are using working-copyies via subst-ed drives, for
>> > splitting and fast access of deep WCs. After upgrade to 1.7-WC the subst-ed
>> > folders are "unversioned". Is there a way to implement a detection of the
>> > root-WC also on subst-ed drives?
>>
>> No, I don't think so. 1.6 WCs had a .svn folder within every folder of
>> your WC. 1.7 does not as it uses a single database in the WC root. And
>> in Windows there is no way to navigate above the root of a subst drive
>> to find it.
>>
>> Out of interest, why do you use a subst drive for this if you already
>> have the full WC checked out? Doesn't a simple shortcut to open the
>> folder at a particular point work just as well?
>
> thank you for your reply.
>
> There is a way to query the path of a substed drive - look for this article "Get Absolute Path of Drive mapped to local folder" at http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/netfxnetcom/thread/e43cc927-4bcc-42d7-9630-f5fdfdb4a1fa

You would have to ask on the Subversion users list if you want that
sort of feature added as it affects core Subversion functionality.

> The background of our strategy is working with different releases of our
> libs mapped to drive "L:", so we can switch with one click between releases
> without reconfiguration of our IDEs (searchpathes, buildscripts etc.).
> Additionally we have a drive "P:" which represents projects and
> applications. All that is under our root-project WC with trunk, releases and
> tags located at C:\Working. I hope you could get the picture...
>
> Big thank you for your work!

Simon

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