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Re: Suggestion: Allow specifying paths instead of URIs

From: Ben Fritz <fritzophrenic_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 12:21:04 -0500

On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> simple suggestion:
> When doing a checkout, allow specifying the origin of the repository also
directly in the Windows path format.
> Assuming that you created a repository on C:\MyRepo and want to check it
out, the checkout dialog should accept C:\MyRepo (in addition to
> Reasoning: Reduce the hurde for new users to get started with SVN.
> Would that suggestion make sense?

I think it would encourage the use of repositories on simple Windows
share-drive paths. Since use of such repositories is known to cause data
corruption I think this would actually be a bad idea.

SVN is really designed to be used with a central repository running on a
"real" server. Requiring a protocol emphasizes that fact.

Plus I'm pretty sure it's a feature of the underlying SVN library, so not
something the TortoiseSVN project can change anyway. I may be wrong about


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