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Re: How to checkout partial directories in a project?

From: Liu Yubao <yubao.liu_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-14 12:04:29 CEST

Simon Large wrote:
> On Thu Sep 14 6:28 , Liu Yubao <yubao.liu@gmail.com> sent:
>>>> I think it's better to add an "update" menu item (and "missing" icon for
>>>> each missing directory?) in the SVN Repo-browser, since 'svn update' can
>>>> deal with this case now, we don't need a switch trick any more.
>>> Non-recursive checkouts seem to be even more broken in svn 1.4.0, but
>>> there is work under way to make them work properly, so I don't think we
>>> should even try to make a workaround now.
>> I remember the old behaviour of 'svn co -N dir' is to check out files
>> and empty sub directories under dir, now it only creates a .svn
>> directory. I don't know whether this problem is that you refer to, I
>> think it's a sensible decision as I can use 'svn ls' to see directory
>> tree and 'svn update' to update specified items.
> Ah, that's how it works now. Thanks for explaining that.
> The problem here is how to design a GUI to do what you suggest. We can't put
> missing overlays in explorer because explorer doesn't have icons for those
> folders. And the repo-browser is exactly that - a browser for the repository, not
> a working copy. What you propose would require us to produce our own explorer

I think we don't need a *new* WC browser, I often right click on a
folder then select "SVN Repo-browser" to show the tree in repos, it's
very convenient, and I searched an "update" menu item intuitively after I
encountered this problem.

Imagine this scenario:
I don't need C/, so I can
   1)do a non-recursive checkout on trunk, get work/.svn,
   2)right click on work/ directory, select "SVN Repo-browser" and reach
     the trunk/ directory in repos,
   3)press F5 or select "Refresh" menu item to refresh file and directory
     list under trunk/, I see there are three directories under it: A,B,C
     (it's better to show "missing" overlays),
   4)at last, select A, B and right click, select "update" menu item.

It's similar to 'svn co -N' && 'svn ls' && 'svn update A B' sequence.

But here is a little problem, because we can view a repos that doesn't
associate with any working copy with 'SVN Repo-browser', it need
decide whether to show the "update" menu item and overlays.

Another stuff we can reuse as WC browser is the 'Check for modification'
dialog, it can show a tree view not only a list view.

It seems the first solution needs less work and the second is a little
more convenient.
> window showing the WC contents and the missing items as well. I have sometimes
> thought that having our own local tree browser would be a Good Thing to overcome
> some of the limitations of explorer, but it sounds like a *lot* of work.

Thanks for all your hard work, TortoiseSVN is abso-f**king-lutly the
greatest Subversion GUI client as I know :-D
> Simon
Best regards,

Liu Yubao

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