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Re: Suggestion: Allow specifying paths instead of URIs

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 19:28:31 +0200

On 09.05.2016 19:21, Ben Fritz wrote:
> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com
> <mailto: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
> file:///C:/MyRepo).
>> 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.

But: you can specify "C:\MyRepo" and then click the "..." button to
browse the repo. Then you can select e.g. 'trunk' from there, click OK
and you have the correct file:/// url.

I think it's bad to check out from a repo root, so having to click the
browse button to first select a subfolder is good enough.


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