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Re: Suggestion : "ignore" a versioned file

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: 2007-07-29 00:23:07 CEST

On 27/07/07, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn@gmail.com> wrote:
> fj wrote:
> > Julien -
> >
> > Yep, I know exactly what you mean, and I agree this would be useful.
> >
> > Config files are a very good example of this. At one place I worked we
> > had standardized build files (Ant) that we'd include with each new
> > project set-up. Anyone needing to set themselves up to run builds made a
> > number of path modifications to their local working copies of those
> > files. Generally, we didn't check-in any of those modified files because
> > potentially we'd have as many different variations of them as there were
> > machines on which builds were set up to run.
> Please have a look at the TSVN build scripts (they're NAnt scripts, not
> Ant, but you'll get the point).
> We also have to use (sometimes) full paths, but we put those into
> separate files (*.tmpl), which each user has to make a copy, remove the
> .tmpl extension of the copy, then edit that file to suit the absolute paths.
> The main build script checks if those user defined files are present and
> errors out if they're not.

This one keeps coming up periodically. Sometimes it's really not easy
to solve. I once worked with a compiler IDE that kept the project
source file list and config details in the same file as the workspace
info. Every time you open the IDE, the project file changes. It has to
be versioned, but it only needs to be committed when project
definitions change.

Another idea which has just occurred to me is that we could use the
changesets feature for this purpose. As well as the user-defined
changeset names we have at the moment, you could add another one with
a fixed name, like TSVN-ignored-changes. Files added to this set would
be automatically deselected on entry to the commit dialog, and they
could be shown greyed out maybe.

In terms of UI, the context menu would have
Move to changelist
  My existing changes
  Ignored changes
  <new changelist>

The 'Ignored changes' item is always present in the menu, even if that
changelist has not been created yet. This menu entry is translatable
and maps to our fixed-name changeset.


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