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RE: [TSVN] Possible Tortoise SVN bug?

From: Hughes, Bill <Bill.Hughes_at_cox.co.uk>
Date: 2005-01-20 17:45:58 CET

Will Dean wrote:
> At 16:21 20/01/2005 +0000, you wrote:
>
>> This is 'One Of Those Things' about life with windows.
>> There's been a lot of discussion about this, but it isn't likely to
>> change - subversion is multi-platform and tsvn has to work with that.
>
> It's not really the case the people just have to live with this.
Maybe I should say people have to 'work around it'?

> 1. TSVN has code in it to try and stop people committing this
> situation into the repos, and if that isn't working, I'm interested in
> what's going on.
Fair enough.
Though I don't see how it can help if you have multi-platform development -
one dev on linux adds file1.cpp and File1.cpp happily to the repo and dev2
on windows is in trouble.

> 2. There is a pre-commit hook available for SVN to stop this too.
A good but partial solution.
 
> So people shouldn't have to suffer, though I do wish that
> this issue had
> been better handled by SVN a long time ago.
How?
Not wishing to reheat several old heated discussions but no-one could think
of a real way to allow windows to cope with case sensitive filename issues -
it's particularly irritating because NTFS _is_ case sensitive and you can do
what you want with the native API, but it would be lunacy for tsvn to do
that as it would break so many things that all use the win32 API, of course.

Bill

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