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Bug in TSVN 1.4.4 and 1.4.7 (same bug)

From: Schor, Robert H <Robert_Schor_at_URMC.Rochester.edu>
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:17:44 -0500

I had TortoiseSVN 1.4.4 installed on my PC, but hadn't used it much. I
wanted to print out a set of Instructions, so I went to Help, clicked
Print, and asked it to "Print the selected heading and all subtopics".
I chose Adobe Acrobat (I have Version 8.0 Professional installed) so I
could "view" and "print" as required. I expected Acrobat to think for a
while, prompt me for a file name (to store the .PDF), then to generate
the file, showing me its progress as it "printed" each page.
 
What I saw was that after about a minute, I was prompted to name the
PDF file, then Acrobat started in. It worked for about 3-5 seconds on
Page 1 (the Progress Bar moved about 80% across), then froze everything
-- the mouse wouldn't move, Ctrl-Alt-Delete didn't work, no other keys
worked, the only solution was to power off the PC and restart.
 
This happened a second time, after a clean reboot. My system is a Dell
PC, 3GB RAM, lots of free disk space, Windows XP SP2.
 
Hoping this was a "fixed bug", I installed the latest version of
TortoiseSVN (1.4.7, downloaded today) on another PC (similar
configuration), and installed a fresh copy of Acrobat 8.0. Almost the
same thing happened -- the only difference is the mouse cursor moved
(but clicking didn't work, Ctrl-Alt-Del did nothing, other software
concurrently running seemed "frozen").
 
Note that in researching how to report this bug, I found the .PDF of the
Help file on the Tigris Web site, so the effects of this bug, to me, are
minimal. But why should TortoiseSVN "crash" Windows? Hardly seems like
a useful "feature" ...
 
Bob Schor
Received on 2008-02-14 22:22:01 CET

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