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Re: TortoiseSVN 1.5.0.13316 completely broken and won't uninstall

From: Alf Christophersen <alf.christophersen_at_medisin.uio.no>
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2008 19:40:49 +0200

tortoisesvn_at_momail.e4ward.com wrote:
>
> Hi,
> I am sorry to say this but TortoiseSVN 1.5 (32 bit) really sucks. On
> my computer (WinXP Pro SP2) it behaves as malware: it doesn't do what
> it's supposed to do, affects stable computer operation and can't be
> uninstalled.
> 1) TortoiseSVN hangs on every other SVN commit, does not react to
> pressing the cancel button, slows down the whole computer to the point
> of making it non-reactive, and can only be killed using the task manager.
> 2) I am currently trying to uninstall it. The uninstall has already
> taken 15 minutes and seems to have stalled. The installer window says:
> "time remainig: 0 seconds" but nothing happens. So it seems to be
> impossible to get rid of TortoiseSVN in a controlled manner.
> This is just so incredible. How can you release such terribly broken
> software?
Maybe it's rather your computer that is overloaded by other background
processes and little amount of RAM totally.

Increase RAM available at least to 2 GB (with XP) or 4 GB (Vista), or
with Vista, 8 GB is even better.

Check how much RAM is in use by other processes

Check also if online virus detection is checking everything that tSVN
tries to do, and in case, stop your virus program from doing so.

And, another possibilty is that you have many huge remote directories
hooked up that is checked continously for activity, or that your
harddisk is almost full.

Also, check for how well the swap disk file is working. Is it fragmented
or not and is there enough space for enlarging the file for swapping.

I would almost bet at least one of these reasons is the guilty one, not
tSVN :-)

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Received on 2008-07-13 19:41:00 CEST

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