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

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 11:16:37 -0500

On Feb 1, 2008 10:35 AM, Gleason, Todd <tgleason_at_impac.com> wrote:
> 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.html
> and noticed that it still contains this:
> Subversion Working Folders

This is the right place for TSVN documentation, but you ought to post
on the Subversion Users list as well as it's the SVN libraries that do
the dirty work.

The recommendation will probably remain, or be amended to say "if you
use VS2003, do this, if you use 2005 or newer you don't have to." The
SVN folks tend to be as accommodating as is practical of people who
aren't necessarily running the latest & greatest.

> 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".
>
> For more information, and other ways to avoid this problem in the first
> place, check out the article about this in our FAQ .
>
> 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.
>
>

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