On 07/16/2009 07:48 PM, Stanley Klemme wrote:
> 1) I don't see any problem with this (maybe with the fact that everyones
> family fotos are under version control, but). Just delete the folder
I don't want to delete the folder, just remove it from version control.
What would all the users do without the family photos?! They would be
sad, for one thing.
> 2) Having 3rd party software in version control is indeed a terribile
> idea. 3rd party should not be versioned at all, as you are not doing any
> development on it. You should be providing unversioned installers or
> libraries instead.
Agreed, it was foolish to add it. Now I need to remove it from version
control. Unfortunately, there's no way to do that!
> 3) I can't see how user-error has something to do with this
Users make errors. That's a part of every application, no? How often do
you "undo" something in a typical day?
> 4) see above - unless your developers are monkeys that are just supposed
> to function and not to think.
LOL, many are not developers but designers who are not used to using the
command line. (We're all monkeys though.) The problem is that the amount
of work that's involved with the current method of removing something
from version control is tremendous, and the process is error prone (if 1
person does it wrong, those errors may be applied to all working copies).
> Maybe, I'm not really getting your take on the given solution though. IMHO
> this is exactly what you want. Just have your buildscript (which should
> be version controlled btw) create that template file for every user and
> you and they are sweet. This envolves some work for you and a simple
> update and rebuild (which happens after every update anyhow) for your
Unfortunately this is a PHP app without write access to most of the
local filesystem. In any event, I'd rather not put additional code in
the application to manage working copies.
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Received on 2009-07-17 02:31:33 CEST