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Re: Bug in helpfile and status display feature request

From: Alexander Klenin <klenin_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-30 14:49:24 CEST

On 9/29/06, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> If the IDE requires files to work but then changes them every time you
> simply open a project, then that IDE is flawed (sorry, but that's
> true). I know I also have to deal with such IDE's in my office. But I
> always write a bug report to the company responsible for the IDE, and
> until now I always got an answer back that I'm right and that they
> will fix it in a later release.
Would you please write bug report to Borland then? ;-)
The problem is not limited to IDE config files, but to other configs
as well. It is often hard to separate config settings into "mutable by
developer" and "common for all developers", so usually such configs
contain some developer-specific changes which should not be committed.
But sometimes where are changes, like addition of a new settings,
which must be propagated (and merged with local changes).
This schema works very well for us except the constant annoyance of
unchecking configs.

> > I'd really like to have some special tortoise attribute for this kind of files. The status check then can flag them as modified, but not propagate the modified state to the parent folder(s). And the commit dialog could make
> > these files deselected by default (while still offering them for commit).
> Bad idea. Very bad.
> If you have a file which you (almost) never want to commit and
> therefore always have deselected in the commit dialog, then that means
> that TSVN has to do a non-recursive commit. And non-recursive commits
> are limited: you can't non-recursively commit a folder deletion or a
> folder rename/move.
Hm. However, it will still be better then current state, when I, like
original poster, have to (almost) always de-select these files
manually. Besides, folder rename/deletion is very rare operation.
How about extending pre-commit hook functionality to allow it to uncheck files?
This utility seems general enough to be desirable even without the use
case discussed now.

> > Maybe you can consider putting this onto the issue tracker.
> Sorry, but no.
This is unfortunate, but such is life ;)
Nevertheless, TortoiseSVN stays one of the best tools I use for development.

Alexander S. Klenin
Insight Experts Ltd.
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