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Re: Issue: Saving of Tortoise SVN Settings

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-08 20:16:16 CET

Christopher Scholten wrote:

> I was having an issue saving settings in the Tortoise SVN Settings
> screen. No settings would save, even after rebooting, and installing the
> latest version. Fortunately I found your FAQ page about where the
> settings are kept in the registry
> (http://tortoisesvn.sourceforge.net/node/22 - helpful). I had a look at
> the permissions on the registry key, and for some reason the user
> account that I’d installed with didn’t have permission to access the
> key. I granted myself permission to the key (HKCU\Software\TortoiseSVN)
> and it worked (ie. settings were able to be saved).

A user not having access to HKCU? I guess in such a situation almost no
program would work correctly! Even the windows docs clearly state that
an application can assume to have write access there.

> The issue is that there was no warning/error message, or Event Log entry
> indicating what the problem was. It would be good if, when a setting is
> not able to be saved, the user is presented with a (somewhat)
> informative message indicating /why/ the settings couldn’t be saved.

Would be good, of course.

> I don’t believe this is an issue that many people would have, but I was
> able to find no information in my searches on this issue, and as a
> developer, I don’t believe that it’d be hard to fix.

I think you're the only one with this kind of issue. Sure, it would be
better if we would report the problem to the user. I may add this
sometime if I have some time left...

Stefan

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