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Re: R: R: Subclipse "Checkout as..." (strange?) working

From: Alvin Thompson <alvin-svn_at_thompsonlogic.com>
Date: 2005-08-03 18:29:59 CEST

yup, i had the same problem trying to check out existing code as a java
project; it would delete the '.classpath' file and i'd be left with an
unusable project. otherwise it works great. does anyone know if there's
a bug on this i can vote for?

-alvin

Fabio Da Soghe wrote:
> I've migrated from WTP 0.7 M5 to WTP 0.7 final, and used Checkout as Project, as you suggested. It worked great, so you're right here: if you already have a project in the repository with all .something Eclipse file, you import projects in few seconds and all works fine.
>
> I see a problem when you have to add the Eclipse files to an existing set of source files in the repository: I cannot create a Dynamic Web Module using the "checkout as..." Subclipse command, because Subclipse deletes the just created .something files. I have to do a longer work, creating first a new local project, then importing in some manner the source files from the repository into the project and then sharing the whole project.
>
> Please, don't misunderstand me: I was only searching the right way to do the things we need. Now I know the checkout into an existing non empty directory is tricky, so it's good for me the answer you gave. We'll wait how the subversion checkout process will deal about this issue.
>
> Thanks again for your support.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Fabio
>
>
> -----Messaggio originale-----
> Da: Mark Phippard [mailto:MarkP@softlanding.com]
> Inviato: giovedý 28 luglio 2005 15.04
> A: users@subclipse.tigris.org
> Oggetto: Re: R: Subclipse "Checkout as..." (strange?) working
>
>
> Fabio Da Soghe <fabio.dasoghe@sysgroup.it> wrote on 07/28/2005 04:05:00
> AM:
>
>> Maybe for the Subclipse community this is not a big issue (you don't
>> do
> a
>> "checkout as..." every day), but my work group has to create quite a
>> few
> new
>> Eclipse projects sometimes, so for us it's not a trivial problem. And
>> I
> think
>> it can be a negative introdution to Subclipse for new users, because
> it's the
>> first command you're likely to use.
>>
>> If I'm right (at last!) the problem arises when you put in the
> repository the
>> .something Eclipse files: in this case if you do a "checkout as..."
>> and
>> Subclipse don't remove preexisting files, the checkout fails. This takes
> care
>> of one Subclipse use case (complete Eclipse project in the
>> repository),
> but
>> what about other case, when you already have source files (maybe from
> another
>> ide) and you want to use them in Eclipse (the case I described in my
> first mail)?
>
> I am not sure it is as bad as you think. What you really should be doing
> is storing all of these .whatever files in your repository, and then use
> the Checkout As Project option. This will then create everything
> correctly. The Checkout As ... option exists for a project that does not
> have any of the Eclipse files in the repository. Ideally, only one person
> would have to do this option, they could then commit the Eclipse files and
> then let everyone else use the Checkout As Project option.
>
> I realize there are cases where you will not be allowed to commit those
> files, but in those cases it would seem unlikely that the project expects
> to have mostly Eclipse-based users. Otherwise, they would allow the
> files.
>
>> So, what do you think about having a dialog box in the "checkout as..."
>> command which asks the user what to do with Eclipse files? Maybe with a
> little
>> explanation for new users (do you already have .something files in the
>> repository? Delete files. Do you want to preserve Eclipse's .something
> files -
>> AND you don't have any of them in the repository? Keep the local files).
>
> That is a possibility I have considered. I would prefer to see the
> Subversion checkout process accomodate this, and like I said, this is a
> feature that is currently being discussed. If they decide not to do that,
> then we should look for alternative ways to handle it.
>
> Thanks
>
> Mark
>
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