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Re: Feature suggestion: relocation-helper

From: Ulrich Eckhardt <ulrich.eckhardt_at_dominolaser.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:51:20 +0200

On Monday 15 August 2011, Rafael M. Heise wrote:
> Thank you Ulrich for all details you give us.
> For me it's absolutely clear now, I guess.

I'm afraid not...

> You would like to select all folders and when you select relocate
> command, TSVN should identify all folders as directories from the same
> repository and instead it shows the full path, TSVN should shows only
> the same part and giving to the user the option to change only the
> same part of the path, right? So if you have 3 directories all from
> the same repository but different projects, you could do the relocate
> for all of three directories in only one command.

I'm not sure if it would be useful to relocate multiple WCs at once, but it
would be another possible enhancement. In any case, my suggested enhancement
is only about one working copy relocation and that the history there is made
useful and the useless repo browser removed.

Note also that there is a distinction between WC URL (the URL associated with
a WC), repository URL and the path inside the repository. The WC URL consists
of the repository URL and the path inside the repository. Doing a relocation,
_only_ the repository URL changes! Try to change the path, and TSVN will give
you a big red warning. The manpage also says that this is for cases where you
only change the repo URL. So, why present the path inside the repository as
editable in the first place? Instead, just present the repository URL and a
list of recently used repository URLs as history.

> Well, it really could be a good feature, but in my opinion this
> situation is very uncommon. I've worked with SVN for almost 5 years
> now and I don't remember when I needed that before.

I guess then you never moved a server to a different name and then had to
relocate dozens of working copies...


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