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RE: How can you see if a file is "switched?" With Vista I do not see a way.

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:28:28 -0500

> > > I see. Man, that's unfortunate.
> > >
> > > Here's an idea, what about a context menu which simply display
> the
> > > repo URL?
> > >
> > > Or, maybe even have an option to display the current URL on the
> > > 'Switch...' menu item, such as:
> > >
> > > 'Switch from https://server/svn/product/branches/...'
> > >
> > > Just a thought in my quest to make switching between branches
> less
> > > error-prone. :(
> >
> > The way I handle it is to not use switch. Just check out each
> branch that you are working on independently.
> >
> > BOb
> For myself, switching provides too many advantages to abandon for a
> huge code base when only working on a subset of the code -
> primarily disk usage and trunk updates for the non-switched code.

You will have to tell me what the advantages are other than reduced disk space (which really seems reaching considering today's hard drive capacities and prices). I'm not aware of any. However, I am aware of the HUGE disadvantages of using a single working copy and switch, namely, possibly working on the wrong version/branch of your project. No easy way to tell which branch you are in without constantly running a status. Not being able to work on more than one branch at a time (ie having non-commit changes for several in progress branches), etc.



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