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Re: Is there a way to get the TSVNStatus from a file without using the Tortoise Libraries?

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 13:20:10 +0200

Hi,

On 29/07/2008, Kln <florian.falk_at_gmx.de> wrote:
> Thanks for your Reply.
>
> This is not really easy because if you install TortoiseSVN without
> subversion you don't have a svn.exe. And most of my users do it in
> exactly this way. (It's also not really easy to get a SVN 1.5.1 Binary
> for a normal user. The official download links lead only to version
> 1.5.0 of the win32 svn binaries while Tortoise has already 1.5.1
> included in its package.) :(
>

So you wrote a program and want someone else to provide the correct
working environment for it...

You have a couple of options:

1. build your own subversion 1.5.x client (from the sources) and ship
it with your program

2. make it clear to your users that they must install subversion 1.5.x
on their own to get your program to work

3. use the subversion libraries in your program (aren't the APIs
backward compatible: they introduce new versions with new names, but
the old ones remain available I think)

4. wait until <insert improbable event here /> to let the rest of the
world solve your problem ;-)

Also, be aware that there are potential incompatibilities between
subversion clients that operate on the same working copy. For
instance: 1.5.x clients use a different working copy format from 1.4.x
clients.

-- 
Regards,
Jean-Marc
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Received on 2008-07-29 13:20:26 CEST

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