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Re: Feature suggestion: relocation-helper

From: Rafael M. Heise <rmheise_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:53:31 -0700 (PDT)

Well, I understand your point (finally), but in my opinion, what we
have is good enough for all developers, just because if you do
something unexpected like try to change the folder, TSVN will show a

I made a simple test here. I created a new repository with the
directories branches/tags/trunk and I created a new folder in the
trunk and check it out.
Then I renamed the repository and the folder using the repo browser to
test if TSVN allows, in the relocate dialog, to change the path. Well,
it doesn't.
So, as we can consider the most of developers know exactly what
they're doing, and TSVN is showing a message when you try to change
the path instead the repo URL, it's enough.
I agree with you when you say it could be an inconvenience and maybe
TSVN should avoid that thing, showing just the repo URL as we can read
on the manual.
Maybe someone is available to change it. So relocation dialog would
show only the repo URL. But for me, as I said, it's good enough.


On Aug 16, 10:34 am, Ulrich Eckhardt <ulrich.eckha..._at_dominolaser.com>
> On Tuesday 16 August 2011, Rafael M. Heise wrote:
> > Actually, I moved my repository from a server to another years ago,
> > and as I said, I always have only a few working copies. So, for me,
> > relocate all of them is not a real problem.
> *sigh* This is not about "real problems" but about inconveniences that could
> be avoided. It would be titled "bug report" instead of "feature suggestion"
> otherwise.
> > To relocate all of them I just open the relocate dialog, and as you
> > know, this dialog have only one edit box to enter the new repository
> > URL.
> Sorry, but that is wrong, or at least expressed badly. You do not enter the
> repository [root] URL there. Quoting myself:
> | Note also that there is a distinction between WC URL (the URL associated
> | with a WC), repository [root] URL and the path inside the repository. The WC
> | URL consists of the repository URL and the path inside the repository.
> What you can edit in the TSVN relocate dialog instead is the whole WC URL.
> Now, RTFM says about the --relocate commandline option:
>  | This is used when repository's root URL changes [...] but
>  | your working copy still reflects the same directory within
>  | the same repository.
> Changing both the repository root and the path inside the repository is not a
> documented mode of operation, so it is not supported. TSVN presents this as an
> option to the user and that is actually a bug.
> Restricting the dialog to just repository root URL changes would fix this bug
> and make the history useful.
> Uli
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