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RE: [TSVN][OT] Menu item "Checkout..."

From: Amir Kolsky <amir_at_xpandsoft.com>
Date: 2005-08-22 00:57:52 CEST

The reason that I'm asking is that in our operations SVN + TSVN is the CM
tool of choice for all our projects. Many people see SVN for the first time
and they don't have a clue what really happens when you checkout, especially
when we tell them that there is no checkout per se in SVN.

Basically perhaps renaming the Checkout to something more meaningful could
help here. Another thought is that maybe we could install TSVN in CVS
compatibility mode (inheriting the CVS verbs) or in the pure SVN mode (Where
there's no such thing as checkout)...


 Amir Kolsky
XP& Software

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Simon Large [mailto:simon@skirridsystems.co.uk]
>Sent: Monday, August 22, 2005 1:00 AM
>To: dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
>Subject: Re: [TSVN][OT] Menu item "Checkout..."
>Amir Kolsky wrote:
>> Does anyone know why the SVN verb is "Check Out?"
>> It's not REALLY checking out... In reality it's "Create
>working copy"...
>I believe it is simply to keep the CLI as close as possible to
>CVS (which uses that verb). Because SVN is designed to replace
>CVS, one design aim was commandline compatibility (as far as
>possible, without compromising the design).
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