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Re: Update to Revision broken in TSVN Nightly

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 09:31:35 +1000

On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM, Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 3:47 AM, Stefan K√ľng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On 10.03.2011 02:57, Daniel Becroft wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Using: TortoiseSVN 1.6.99, Build 20981 - 32 Bit -dev, 2011/03/07
>> 21:48:01
>> >
>> > I'm trying to perform a sparse checkout, but the "Update to Revision"
>> > operation seems to be broken.
>> >
>> > 1) Checkout /trunk, with a depth of "Immediate children, including
>> > folders". This gives me /alpha, /beta, /gamma, /delta.txt.
>> > 2) Right-click on /beta, and choose "Update to Revision", with a depth
>> > of "Fully recursive". The progress dialog appears, and approx 20Mb is
>> > transferred (according to the message at the bottom). However, no
>> > additional directories/files are added to /beta.
>> >
>> > I've tried the same operation with TSVN 1.6.7, and it works correctly.
>> > I've also tried choosing "Immediate" in step (2), but still nothing. The
>> > svn.exe binary produced with TSVN on the 10th March also works
>> correctly.
>>
>> You have to check the box "make depth sticky" to make it work. I guess I
>> have to make that setting the default...
>>
>
> I saw that checkbox there, but wasn't quite sure what it meant. I was used
> to the 1.6.x version where this was always the case. Checking this correctly
> applies '--set-depth'.
>
>
>> Also: you can try the "choose items..." button in the checkout dialog to
>> get your working copy the way you want in one single step.
>>
>
> That's pretty cool. The selection dialog seems a bit, unfriendly, to me,
> but that might be because I was running through MSTSC. I'll try on the
> actual machine, and provide my thoughts.
>

Okay, I think just a couple of (minor) improvements are required to this
"Choose items ..." screen:
a) There's no easy way to deselect everything. If I only wanted to checkout
one sub-folder (out of 10), I have to manually de-select all the other nine.
I would expect to be able to de-select the root, and select the folder I
need. (This seems to work on every folder *other* than the root).
b) When the directories are collapsed, it's not clear (when a folder is
checked), whether I will get all the entries within that folder, or only a
portion of the folder. Could a tri-state checkbox be used for this? (Checked
= everything, Grey = part, Unchecked = Nothing)?

Cheers,
Daniel B.

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