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Re: Looks like a bug, export on Windows Vista is broken

From: Todd Osborne <todd_at_toddtown.com>
Date: 2006-12-25 00:44:38 CET

Thank you for checking into this. I have had my own share of lovely
Vista-ism's myself. If you would like any help fixing this problem or
testing a solution when you have one, I would be more than willing to
help.

Todd

On Dec 23, 2006, at 1:27 PM, Stefan Küng wrote:

> Todd Osborne wrote:
>> Thanks for your response. I checked the permissions of all files and
>> verified that my account is the owner, and all is well. I get the
>> same
>> output, a single directory, no files. If this were a permissions
>> problem,
>> wouldn't that also cause the same problem when exporting from the
>> repository?
>
> No, it's not the same. When you export from a working copy, we use
> the shell copy function to copy the files to the new location. If
> you export from an URL, then the files are downloaded and created
> from scratch on the harddrive.
>
> I've just spent four hours with Vista, trying to find out why this
> happens. And I've came to the conclusion that SHFileOperation() is
> severely broken on Vista :(
> Seriously: a simple test program behaves different on XP than on
> Vista. First, Vista will copy hidden folders automatically while XP
> does not if not asked to. Then, Vista will fail with an error code
> of 5 (no, those errors are nowhere documented) in some situations
> where XP will work just fine.
>
> I will have to rewrite our export function completely to make this
> work on Vista. But that will take some time...
>
> Stefan
>
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