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RE: [TSVN] Re: Feature Request

From: Erik Anderson <erikba_at_teamworkgroup.com>
Date: 2005-07-18 19:55:25 CEST

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From: news [mailto:news@sea.gmane.org] On Behalf Of John
Sent: Sunday, July 17, 2005 3:22 AM
To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: [TSVN] Re: Feature Request

Jens Hartmann <jh <at> profilsys.de> writes:

> When i have the task to test a modul and
> i fix some bugs in it, then i have to commit and delete it, because i
> have no need to leave it on my PC. This is normal working cycle in
> our team, sometimes i have to test 2 or more moduls per day.
> We want less as possible sources on the PC, because everything is as
> source and we often have to work at customers locations.

That's a very unusual way of working! Keep the working copies on your hard
- I have a dozen large projects on two PC's at work, and my home PC.
Sometimes I
won't touch a particular WC for months (esp at home!!).

Before you start work, just run 'SVN Update' on the WC, and it has all the
latest changes. No need for repeated checkouts and deletes.

(personally I think 'checkout' is seriously misnamed in SVN. It implies
trace is be being left on the server. It should be called 'Make WC' - no
residual on the server, no cost in keeping them around for months).

Disc space is cheaper than network bandwidth!!

(and, worst case senerio, if your SVN server explodes and your backup
tapes get
eaten by a dinosaur, you still have that WC on your workstation).



I realize that this thread has kind of burned itself out over the weekend,
but I do have a couple notes:

(1) I currently cannot "hit the delete key" when removing a working copy
without rebooting my machine; TortoiseSVN holds locks on some files for
quite some time after I am done using them. This has been reported by
others on this list.

(2) Since we seem to be taking a poll on how people use working
directories I can comment that I often have 4-8 copies of the same
directory/revision checked out to various places. Many of these copies
are just various projects that all need to have the libraries that I've
been working on, but I also have a few copies that I have been using as a
kind of "stack". Often times a large update requires a feature that needs
to be added before I continue, I then check out another copy and work on
the missing feature, check it in and then merge it back in to the earlier
WC. Last month my "stack" was five levels deep (currently it's only two).

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