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Re: [TSVN] TortoiseSVN Issue: Copy dialog's Specific Revision field is blank by default

From: Tobin Bergen-Hill <tbhill_at_d-a-s.com>
Date: 2005-09-09 17:35:30 CEST


Thanks for the prompt reply. My comments are below.

Stefan Küng wrote:

> Tobin Bergen-Hill wrote:
>> Description:
>> The Specific Revision field of the Copy (Branch/Tag) dialog is empty by
>> default. This option is useful for branching from the current
>> checkout's revision (even if it is not the latest revision); however,
>> the user has to manually determine the item's current revision (e.g.
>> right-click the item, choose Properties, look at the Subversion tab) and
>> manually enter it in the field. This should fill in with the selected
>> item's revision in the current checkout by default, thus saving the user
>> these manual steps.
> That revision you see in the properties dialog is the last committed
> revision of that file or folder. It is *not* the revision your working
> copy is on. To determine that revision, you have to check that
> revision of every file and folder in your working copy - and that can
> really take some time if you have a big working copy. (Also, that's
> what our SubWCRev tool is for).

There are two fields displayed in the Subversion tab of the Properties
dialog for a selected folder: the Revision/Author (which is the revision
I'm looking for when branching) and the "Last commit revision" (which is
what you're talking about). This is assuming that the developer has
updated at the level of the selected folder and not at some subfolder.
It seems like a safe assumption when a folder is selected - especially
since this is a default value for that field and can be easily changed
if wrong.

> If you want to create a branch/tag from a specific revision, use the
> log dialog and just select the revision you want - or use the
> repository browser.

The repository browser does not list any revisions not committed.
That's why the developer must obtain the Revision/Author revision
manually from the Properties tab - again, assuming that the developer
has updated at the level of the selected folder.

Hope this clarifies the issue.

Tobin Bergen-Hill
Dynamic Animation Systems
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Received on Fri Sep 9 18:33:01 2005

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