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Re: Hacking the Checkout dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 08:07:20 +0100

Oleg Alexander wrote:
> Stefan,
>
> This new feature is *almost* exactly what we need. The only problem with
> it is that it only appends the last subfolder of the path to the
> "Default checkout path". We would actually want it to append the entire
> path, like this:
>
> URL: file:///D:/SVN/MayaTest/AnotherFolder/AndAnother
> Checkout path: Z:\MayaTest\AnotherFolder\AndAnother
>
> Not like this:
>
> URL: file:///D:/SVN/MayaTest/AnotherFolder/AndAnother
> Checkout path: Z:\AndAnother

We could of course offer such a feature. But this is not a good idea for
checkouts, especially for users who are not very familiar with
Subversion. Because with that layout, you get so called 'nested
checkouts', i.e. working copy folders which appear to be connected but
basically are not. That means a commit will not include the files from
the not-connected folders.

You really should consider changing your workflow instead of forcing
Subversion to do something which it *can* do but your users most likely
won't understand.

Stefan

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Received on 2008-03-25 08:15:01 CET

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