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Re: RFC: Repository browsing

From: Konstantin Kolinko <knst.kolinko_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 19:35:42 +0400

2012/2/9 Gerald Britton <gerald.britton_at_gmail.com>:
> I notice that, when I do an SVN checkout or import a project, the Repository Browser that pops up has two options to select a repository:
> 1. Type in the full URL
> 2. Choose one from the drop-down list
> I'm curious to know if there is enough demand to post an RFE to add a third method:
> 3. Browse the file system for a file-based repository.
> This came up when I was demoing the features of TSVN to a new hire.  I showed how to create a repository (Create repository here) and then wanted to show how to import a project into the newly created repository.  Since the Repository Browser only gave options 1 and 2, and the new repository was not (yet) in the drop-down list, I had to go with option 1.  Then I had to remember the full path to the newly-created repository.  A few embarrassing moments later, I succeeded and we imported the project.
> Had there been an option 3 to browse the file system (including network shares, whether mapped to drive letters or not), I could have avoided those few moments of embarrassment.
> Comments?

It is already there.
1. Do "SVN Checkout..." command,
2. clear anything from the URL field (or type anything that is not an URL),
3. click "..." button
 -> The "Choose directory" system dialog opens.

The following also works:
1. Open your repository folder in Windows Explorer
2. Do "TortoiseSVN -> Repo-browser" command
 -> Repository browser starts browsing your local repository
3. You can perform Checkout from within Repository browser window,
using context menu there.

IIRC the second recipe may be new in 1.7. The first one worked in 1.6 as well.

BTW, You should know that command-line tools are now included in TSVN
1.7 installer. So you may consider using svnserve for your

Best regards,
Konstantin Kolinko


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