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

From: Alexander Kitaev <alex_at_tmate.org>
Date: 2006-03-09 17:03:54 CET


Just an idea - may be this dialog could suggest user to restart Eclipse with
proper "-data wcPath" option, not to make user do it manually?

Alexander Kitaev,
TMate Software,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Blewitt [mailto:alex.blewitt@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2006 16:02
> To: users@subclipse.tigris.org
> Subject: [Subclipse-users] Possible bug: Drive letter
> capitalisation prevents sharing project with Subclipse
> 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.

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