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Re: Ckeckout and repository location

From: Jan Bares <herkule9s_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-04-18 18:12:00 CEST

Thanks Mark for in-depth explanation, now it is clear to me.


> It isn't critical, but it works better when you have it. For example, say
> you want to see the diff or log of a specific rev in the repository. You
> can specify the complete URL to a specific path, but if it turns out that
> path was not part of that revision, or does not exist at HEAD, you will
> get an error. A CLI user would just type the root URL because that is all
> you need if you are specifying a specific revision. We try to do the
> same. It just helps avoid problems that the GUI can get you into. There
> are a few cases where TSVN suffers the same problem. I think that they
> now have a low-level API they can use to get the repository root (I know I
> have seen them ask for it.) The JavaHL API only makes available a very
> small and specific subset of the Subversion API. If we want to use a new
> feature we have to ask for it, wait for it to be added to JavaHL (or add
> it ourselves) but then also wait for it to make its way to a release of
> Subversion. In some cases, it is easier to solve the problem other ways.
Received on Tue Apr 19 02:12:00 2005

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