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Re: Mac nib problem

From: Timothy Reaves <treaves_at_silverfields.com>
Date: 2004-02-17 03:17:47 CET

        O.K., I've read over 707. I did not pay it much attention the first
time through, as I wasn't sure it was relevant. To be honest, I'm
still not.

        If all this has been hashed out, please forgive my ignorance, and
kindly point to me the relevant document I might be over looking.

        I do not think wrapping is needed any longer (i.e. with CVS, assuming
that is what you meant). However, is not the point of these directory
structures under Mac to treat them as a single object? Being a
relative new comer to Mac, I assumed it was a means of storing ea like
data without needing a proprietary file format (ala OS < 10) and the
customized tools such a format would require. If the purpose is not to
treat them as a single file why would the finder show them as such?

        It is often the goal to version the entire directory, not just the
files in it; look at Java jar files as an example. The big difference
here is that they are 'compiled' into a single file. But many OS's can
now mount those files (as well as zip, tar, etc) as directories, so the
line blurs.

        I would think that Subversion would want some general way - if at all
possible - to handle OS and fs dependent data structures. Again, is
that not more properly what a nib should be called? Is it not so much
a directory as a data structure mapped to a directory? Whereas that
might be somewhat a nebulous and fine point, things like reiserfs will
make that distinction even more fine.

        Not being a cvs historian, I'd assume cvs did/does not support binary
file formats well due to the lack of a need when it was written.

        Just thinking out loud.

On Feb 16, 2004, at 7:41 PM, Chris Parker wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 07:36:21PM -0500, Timothy Reaves wrote:
>> Hello all. I'm using 0.37 under OS X.3.2. When I add my
>> MainMenu.nib
>> directory to source control, the nib becomes read-only in PB. If I
>> delete the .svn directory in the nib directory, it is fine again. So,
>> for some reason, the presence of the .svn directory renders the nib
>> unusable in PB.
>> Any ideas?
> This is a known issue with the devtools currently shipping in
> Panther. I believe there's an update RSN that is intended to address
> this issue.
>> Also, I know there had been some talk about how to treat the
>> directories under Mac that mac treats as a single file (like the nib,
>> framwork, and application files). Has there been any progress on this
>> issue?
> That'd be issue 707, most likely. I think the answer to your question
> is "no" - but really - do you have to wrap your nibs much anymore?
> .chris
> PS: Reading that last sentence out of context really doesn't sound
> good. Don't do this when a coworker is walking by your office as you
> read your email to yourself to make sure it sounds right.

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