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Re: [TSVN] manual edits: section A.2.5. and section 4.4.

From: Rainer Müller <mueller_rainer_at_gmx.de>
Date: 2005-01-08 16:33:08 CET

Hamilton Link wrote:
> As per my prior emails, reading the TortoiseSVN manual (section 4.4)
> makes it seem like creating a branch of some piece of the repository in
> an existing working copy isn't possible (because the contextual menu
> doesn't expose the checkout function when you click inside a working
> copy). This is consistent with what I experienced.

Why do you not use svn:externals to get this? I assume that every
developer needs this "submodule".

> Also, as I skimmed the docs I happened across A.2.5., in which the
> answer to the question mildly abuses the person asking the question,
> with the retort "No - seriously - what did you expect to happen?" and
> "You still have no clue what to do?"
> This is consistent with, though not as bad as, the far ruder email I got
> (from one of the owners of TortoiseSVN, of all people) and really
> shouldn't be tolerated in a document that new users of SVN might be
> reading to find out how to use a tool -- I assume you're not trying to
> drive away your user base.

I have to tell you that Stefan is right. You send a mail to the
subversion user mailing list there this topic isn't discussed. You got
some answers and then you forward the message to this list without even
correcting the spelling of "tortise" to "Tortoise".
Maybe you could have even added that you already asked on the subversion
user list, but did not understand their answers.
You have to understand that some people are getting angry because you
are not trying to solve your problem. You just claim the devs to fix it.
The use of software you have not paid for is a privilege, not a right.


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Received on Sat Jan 8 16:33:54 2005

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