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Re: NT porting gotcha

From: Jason Elliot Robbins <jrobbins_at_collab.net>
Date: 2000-08-09 18:22:18 CEST

>Danger Will Robinson!
>I am very very leary of seeing any projects like this jump through hoops
>to deal with the case-insensitivity and other issues associated with the
>very very broken nature of Win32 filesystems. In the Apache project

Short Shameful Confession:

In our source code tree we have a directory named "helm/data" and
under there we have sub dirs for each tigris hosted service: qmail,
apache, ..., and cvs.

The problem is that on windows cvs == CVS. So, WinCVS is expecting
Root and Repository files under it.

Anyway, there is "working around windows" and there is simply not
setting ourselves up for failure. The convention of using "CVS" a s
special dir name fails a number of naming guidelines. E.g., it fails the
"telephone test". If subversion clients have any special dirs or
files, lets give them more "out of band" names.


Jason Robbins, Ph.D.      Collab.Net is hiring open source developers!
Chief Architect                             http://www.collab.net/jobs
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:06 2006

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