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Re: how to download sourceforge branch read-only

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 10:08:04 -0400

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 9:45 AM, idiotprogrammer
<idiotprogrammer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> So let me interpret Stefan's answer a little further:
>
> Are you recommending that I contact the sourceforge project directly
> because the information I have provided about the repository is
> insufficient to download it with tortoise?

Yes. The URL you give points to a view of the repository on the
server, presented by a web application running on that server. What
you pointed to is *not* a URL which is suitable for checking out with
Tortoise OR ANY OTHER Subversion client.

> Or are you recommending
> that I contact the sourceforge project because you believe I am not
> sure what I need?

Yes. I am saying you need to ask the project maintainers what their
repository URL is which you can use for checking the project out. What
you have right now is not the appropriate URL.

> I am assuming that Tortoise gives the ability to download a branch of
> a particular repository. But after perusing the documentation, I can't
> figure if Tortoise has that ability. (The closest I can find is this
> --
>
> http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-checkout.html
> )

A branch is just another directory in a repository, there's nothing
special about it. BUT, you have to know the proper URL for the
repository in the first place, which you apparently do not.

>
> On Apr 13, 8:21 am, idiotprogrammer <idiotprogram..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > As a general remark, let me state that there have been many situations
> > where I have needed to download a subversion directory, and the
> > project website will say, download this branch, use TortoiseSVN and
> > rather that explain what steps to take, they simply link to the
> > Tortoise documentation.
> >
> > This happens often enough that I smell a trend. The problem is that
> > Tortoise documentation is less geared to daily use than to server
> > administration. As such, it is mostly useless for users like myself.
> >
> > (An exception is the wordpress docs to using subversion, which seems
> > logical and straightforwardhttp://codex.wordpress.org/Installing/Updating_WordPress_with_Subversion
>
> > ).
> >
> > For example, if you look at TortoiseSVN docs, the first step to take
> > seems to be the first step to take seems to be this topichttp://tortoisesvn.net/docs/nightly/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-dug-checkout....
>
>
> > , and this appears in Chapter 5. And even then, I'm not sure if
> > checking out is really the first step I'm supposed to take.
> >
> > Here's a question that maybe you can answer: Does TortoiseSVN provide
> > a way to turn (albeit temporarily) the failure noise? I've always been
> > wondering on how to do this.
> >
> > rj
> >
> > On Apr 13, 7:48 am, idiotprogrammer <idiotprogram..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > > So am I to understand that Tortoise SVN does not provide this
> > > capacity?
> >
> > > Although my question may have to do with this epub project, I actually
> > > have the same question as it pertains to another sourceforge project.
> > > Maybe I should contact the people at sourceforge? The problem is that
> > > I cannot make sense of the ViewVC view provided.
> >
> > > Maybe I'll look around for a mailing list that is able to answer more
> > > general subversion questions.
> >
> > > rj
> >
> > > On Apr 13, 6:39 am, Stefan Küng <tortoise..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > idiotprogrammer wrote:
> > > > > Hi, I'm a beginner to subversion although I use it for work. I've
> > > > > used subversion, but it's all been set up for me.
> >
> > > > > What I want is to download a current branch of a software project. I
> > > > > want to download it read-only and occasionally be able to update.
> >
> > > > > I want to download this branch:
> > > > >http://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/docbook/branches/xsl-epub/
> >
> > > > > I'm not too clear on the branch/trunk part.
> >
> > > > > I can download docbook project as a whole
> > > > > (I need to do thishttp://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/docbook/trunk
> > > > > )
> >
> > > > > but I can't download the xsl-epub branch or at least understand the
> > > > > relationship between the xsl-epub branch and the docbook trunk. And in
> > > > > the main docbook trunk I don't see any directories for epub stuff (my
> > > > > interest), only generic content---although not the files in the root
> > > > > directory apparently.
> >
> > > > > I know I'm not comprehending some basic concepts here.
> >
> > > > > Using Tortoise SVN, I created a directory, checked out the main
> > > > > directory, but I don't see anything resembling files specific to xsl-
> > > > > epub http://docbook.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/docbook/branches/xsl-epub/e...
> >
> > > > > So what do I do?
> >
> > > > Ask on the correct mailing list: you have to ask the docbook developers
> > > > about what each branch is used for and if you even should use it and if
> > > > how you should use it.
> >
> > > > Stefan
> >
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