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RE: Sparse Checkout interface

From: Bolstridge, Andrew <andy.bolstridge_at_intergraph.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:59:47 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Large [mailto:simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:35 PM
> To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Sparse Checkout interface
>
> 2009/4/21 Chuck Holzwarth <chuck_holzwarth_at_yahoo.com>:
> > I have tried the sparse checkout in 1.6.1. Has anyone considered
> implementing something like a "SVN Updite..." option that would allow
> users to override the setting at a level. I could then do a checkout
> "Only this item" or "Immediate children, including folders." and then
> go to individual sub folders and change the setting for that
particular
> item similar to: "svn update --set-depth=infinity --force." The
> infinity could be changed to the appropriate value.
> >
> > The history of this request is that we have developers who only work
> on a subset of the code while others require the entire code set. I
> could provide them with the svn command lines but it would be easier
if
> the client that they normally use supports the functionality.
>
> TortoiseSVN->Update to revision
>

That works well for us, checkout the top level of your repo using the
'this item only' option, and then use the repo browser to find whatever
bits you need as you need them. Use the 'update item to revision' menu
item from within the repo browser.

The only niggle I have with this is if the item is already checked out
(I have a lot of directories, and don't always look), then that menu
item disappears. I'd love for it to be replaced with the standard
'update' option in these cases so I don't have to quit the repo browser,
find my directory in explorer and then update the directory. Perhaps in
the future this menu item will be replaced with the "reduce-depth"
option instead.

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