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Re: [TSVN] Could Tortoise repair damaged .svn folders?

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-10-11 13:43:46 CEST

On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 10:02:12 +0100, Eric Carlson
<eric.carlson@group-technical.com> wrote:
> Would a basic fix be possible in tsvn? The code must be attempting to
> open a named dir under .svn and failing, couldn't it create the empty
> one and retry the operation if this happens? That fix is a nobrainer
> for the user.

Yes, a fix would be possible. But you're not seriously suggesting that
TSVN adds a separate function for that?
Start thinking about what you're asking here: TSVN would end up with
several submenu's containing entries like "repair what JBuilder
broke", "repair what VS.NET broke", "repair what XXXX broke", ...

So I have to say no to your request. It's not TSVN's job to work
around bugs in other apps. We didn't do that for VS.NET, and we
definitely won't do it for an app which claims to support Subversion!
I mean, VS.NET doesn't claim that and everyone knows that M$ doesn't
care a damn about opensource projects or sticking to standards or
rules, but an app which even uses Subversion for advertising - no, no,

> The other way would be for cleanup to do a basic integrity check on
> the .svn folders and create the empty ones if not found, but this
> needs user input.
> I'm trying to think of what else could corrupt the .svn folders in
> this way - don't some backup schemes ignore empty folders?

Why do you want to backup your working copy? Isn't version control
enough for you?

> Anyway, with the turnaround for bugs seen in tsvn and the same for
> JBuilder I think its also obvious which is likely to happen first -
> tsvn fixing a borland bug or borland fixing their own ;-)

You could write a little, tiny script which does the same.


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