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Re: BUG: when performing a checkout use the cased url as in the download URL

From: dave b <db.pub.mail_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:58:44 +1000

On 22 July 2010 19:55, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 05:10:01PM +1000, dave b wrote:
>> Perhaps if it is possible, svn on windows can use the posix api? - I
>> don't know how that works :)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Windows_Services_for_UNIX#cite_note-6
> -> http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb496994.aspx
>  "Case-sensitivity of the directory and file names is an optional choice
>   and can be selected by the user during the installation of Windows
>   Services for UNIX 3.5."
>
> So we'd also need to write detailed documentation telling people how
> they can enable the new and shiny case-sensitive filenames with Subversion
> on Windows, and then manage complaints about where things fail to work as
> expected and document all the corner-cases (especially regarding interaction
> with other applications).
>
> So, sorry, but this is just not worth supporting. It's more trouble
> than it is worth.
So atm it doesn't even work? Can we at least agree that the current
state is suboptimal ? - svn don't even work in the use cases I
described.

Something _must_ be *better* than _nothing_.

Ok so that posix stuff on windows isn't possible. What about a
portable fix based around the behaviour I described in windows - that
can be applied after testing the filesystem :) ?

If you haven't noticed I have been saying and or suggesting that svn
only does this _in_ new methods / api.

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Received on 2010-07-22 15:00:33 CEST

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