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Re: Basic Newbie Question, re TortoiseSVN

From: Daniel Becroft <djcbecroft_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:27:47 +1000

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 2:21 PM, Peter Nelson <pn_at_pnart.com> wrote:

> (Newbie running Windows XP, SP3 . . . )
> >
> >
> >
> > I installed the current version of TortoiseSVN. It looked like it ran
> > successfully – there were no errors on the screen or in the Windows Event
> > Log. In the manual I skipped over the server-side chapters because I’m a
> > developer who’s just using the client side.
> >
> >
> >
> > When I went to Chapter 4 Daily Use Guide it immediately started talking
> > about icons and showed screen shots of menus, etc. But how do I invoke
> the
> > app the produces those? I tried running every executable in the bin
> > directory from Windows explorer and none of them had anything resembling
> > that. Is something missing; is there some sort of configuration required
> > first, does this app have to be invoked from the command-line with
> special
> > parameters, or what?
>
> >
>
> # Have you checked out a working copy (the icons only appear on folders
> that
>
> # are part of a working copy
>
>
>
> No; the manual hasn’t explained how to, yet. Isn’t that what the GUI is
> supposed to do - check files out and check them in, etc,? I’ve been
> using the subclipse plug-in for Eclipse but I thought that the TortoiseSVN
> product is suppsed to supply a stand-alone GUI-based tool for doing that
> stuff.
>
>
>
> Chapster 4 shows a GUI interface - menus, etc. But what IS that program
> – what executable do I have to run and how do I invoke it to see that GUI?
> None of the execuatbles in the bin folder seem to produce a GUI like that.
>
>
>
> Thanks for clarifying this.
>

[Re-replying to keep it on the list]

Chapter 4, Getting Started
"All TortoiseSVN commands are invoked from the context menu of the windows
explorer. Most are directly visible, when you right click on a file or
folder. The commands that are available depend on whether the file or folder
or its parent folder is under version control or not. You can also see the
TortoiseSVN menu as part of the Explorer file menu."

There is no special GUI that needs to be run - TSVN is a shell extension,
and is always running. If you right-click anywhere on the desktop, you
should at least see a "TortoiseSVN" menu available, with the appropriate
actions that can be done.

For example, under "Checking out a working copy", it states "Select a
directory in windows explorer where you want to place your working copy. Right
click to pop up the context menu and select the command TortoiseSVN →
Checkout..., which brings up the following dialog box:"

Cheers,
Daniel B.

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