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Re: [TSVN] Suggestion for update

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-10-25 18:03:07 CEST

Butlin, Jason (UK - Epsom) wrote:
> Just a small point, but....
> When you perform an update for the very first time, the option is
> selected to show unversioned files. Unfortunately, because I work with a

I guess you don't mean "update" but "commit"? Because update doesn't
have such an option at all.

> bunch of muppets, some of them think they should check the select all
> option in order to make sure everything is updated. However, this has
> the effect of adding to the source control all of the generated files
> that now exist.
> Would it be possible to either allow a default for the option to show
> unversioned files to be defined in the settings, or even change the
> default to NOT show unversioned files.

I'm sorry, but there just isn't a good recipe against stupidity. If we
would make the "show unversioned files" deactivated the first time
(which we had some time ago) then people will start (again) complain
that they missed to add important files because of that.
You just have to tell your users that certain files must not be added to
version control. And you can control that yourself to a great degree:
- organize your project so that temp files/result files get created in a
separate folder (don't just keep the default values of your IDE, change
them accordingly).
- once you've done that, add those folder to the ignore list (set the
svn:ignore property). That way those files won't show up even if "show
unversioned files" is checked.


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