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Re: Question about TortoiseSVN GUI

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 11:25:18 +0100

2008/9/15 Kenneth Johansson <kenneth.johansson.home_at_gmail.com>:
> I'm thinking about using TortoiseSVN as an image database/version control
> system for IsoDraw-illustrations (Illustrated CAD-drawings). Unfortunutaly
> there are no image databases with support for IsoDraw illustration (at least
> what I know of).
> I have a lot of illustrations and I wish to set metadata to each drawing
> that I can find them easily.
> Can I do that using the Subversion "properties"? E.g. set a property "size"
> as small, medium or large. Can I set a property using the TortoiseSVN GUI in
> Windows Explorer?

Yes, from the TSVN context menu select Properties

> Can I then use TortoiseSVN to search for each property. (The searches here
> in the email archive suggests that I can't search for properties using
> TortoiseSVN.)

No, sorry. Subversion is not really geared up to doing that. You can
only request the properties for 1 file at a time, so search is not
something that can be implemented efficiently.

> If I can't search for the properties, can I instead set up the Windows
> Explorer columns to show those properties that I'm interested in? See bottom
> of this page:
> http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/ExplorerIntegration.html#contextmenus. That
> way I can at least see what properties each illustration has attached.

Someone requested a feature like this recently, but at the moment it's
not possible. Also, Vista has dropped support for such columns so it's
not worth putting a lot of effort into a feature that will only work
with older OSes.

> If you think I go about this the wrong way, please point me in the right
> direction. ;)

Subversion is fine for version control but it can't really help with
solving the database problem.


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