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Re: Hacking the Checkout dialog

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2008 19:42:49 +0100

Ron Wilson wrote:
> On 3/25/08, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> Um, reading Oleg's original mesage, he indicated there was just one
> repository, so why would the folders not be connected?

Read about 'nested layout' in the Subversion book.
They're not connected because they're checked out individually, they're
not checked out as a child folder of the /trunk.


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