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docs still warn about .svn folders with Visual Studio .NET

From: Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 07:35:42 -0800

I hope this is the right place to post a documentation request. I was
looking at
http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-settings.htm
l and noticed that it still contains this:

Subversion Working Folders

VS.NET when used with web projects can't handle the .svn folders that
Subversion uses to store its internal information. This is not a bug in
Subversion. The bug is in VS.NET and the frontpage extensions it uses.

As of Version 1.3.0 of Subversion and TortoiseSVN, you can set the
environment variable SVN_ASP_DOT_NET_HACK. If that variable is set, then
Subversion will use _svn folders instead of .svn folders. You must
restart your shell for that environment variable to take effect.
Normally that means rebooting your PC. To make this easier, you can now
do this from the general settings page using a simple checkbox - refer
to the section called "General Settings"
<http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-settings.ht
ml#tsvn-dug-settings-main> .

For more information, and other ways to avoid this problem in the first
place, check out the article about this in our FAQ
<http://tortoisesvn.net/node/aspdotnethack> .

But at http://discuss.techinterview.org/default.asp?dotnet.12.270947.3
they indicate that this is only with Visual Studio 2003. Since very few
people are using VS2003 anymore, I think it makes sense to mark the
TortoiseSVN and Subversion docs to indicate that this hack isn't needed.
Otherwise Visual Studio users will wonder if they need this hack, when
they probably don't. I propose changing the first paragraph to read:

VS.NET 2003 when used with web projects can't handle the .svn folders
that Subversion uses to store its internal information. This is not a
bug in Subversion. The bug is in VS.NET 2003 and the FrontPage
extensions it uses. VS.NET 2005 does not have this issue.

I would also remove the reference to the FAQ because I don't see any
relevant article in it anyway. If there's a direct link to the article,
preferably use it instead.

 
Received on 2008-02-01 16:38:47 CET

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