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Re: [TSVN] Default Root directory Feature request

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-09-04 08:45:59 CEST

Thomas Kindler wrote:

> This is why i suggested to split up the URL field into a base and
> repository part, with two seperated edit boxes. I wouldn't use any
> "trunk" recognition magic, because this won't work reliably for the
> reasons you gave.

So you suggest to have _two_ edit boxes for entering the URL? That won't
work! Simply because most projects just provide one URL to their
repository for users to enter. And from a simple URL, no user can
reliably tell which part is the "server" part and which is the "project"
part - that depends on the Apache server setup.

> Once again: see how TCVS does it. While i know that it's conceptionally
> different, their approach is actually quite elegant: You can either type
> in the whole repository URL by hand, and/or type in the parts that
> constitute it (like protocol, user name, base directory, repository to
> check out, etc..). Something like this could be used for TSVN, too!

And once again: stop comparing CVS to Subversion. Those are _completely_
different projects, not related at all. The logic behind those projects
don't match at all. CVS is file based, Subversion is folder based. CVS
has the "CVSROOT", Subversion doesn't have something similar.

And just as a sidenote: yesterday, I checked out the old TSVN code which
was stored in the beginning of the project in a CVS repository. I did
what you want in TSVN too: I right clicked on my dev folder, choose
checkout and clicked OK. Now, since I already have a TortoiseSVN folder
in there, TortoiseCVS checked out the old project over the existing one!
That lead to more than half an hour of cleaning my working copy!


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Received on Sat Sep 11 20:13:28 2004

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