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[Subclipse-users] Possible bug: Drive letter capitalisation prevents sharing project with Subclipse

From: Alex Blewitt <alex.blewitt_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-09 16:01:33 CET

With Eclipse 3.1, on a Windows XP box, subversion 1.3.0 and subclipse
0.9.105, I tried to share a new project with a newly created SVN
repository. After I'd gone through the pages and clicked on finish, I
was presented with:

Workspace Path Validation Error

Your Eclipse workspace path is:

d:\eclipse\workspace
^
But the actual file system path is:

D:\eclipse\workspace
^

Subclipse will not work unless these are the same ...

Is subversion really that sensitive to capitalisations, or is this an
overly zealous check by the subclipse plugin? I've not had any
problems checking in/out of it before. (I've put a caret to highlight
the drive letter capitalisation)

Given that Windows is case-preserving but case insensitive anyway,
does it even make sense to check whether the capitalisation is the
same or not? And it certainly shouldn't be done for the drive letter,
which is caseless anyway.

Of course, I could ensure that my drive letter is capitalised when I
start Eclipse, but this is a very unfriendly error message that can
easily bite a first-time user. Can't this check be skipped?

Alex.
Received on Thu Mar 9 16:45:40 2006

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