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Re: Suggestion: Allow specifying paths instead of URIs

From: Stefan Hett <stefan_at_egosoft.com>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 11:40:10 +0200

On 5/9/2016 7:28 PM, Stefan Küng wrote:
> 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.
> Agreed.
> 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.
Thanks for your rationals on the design decision.
While I obviously fully agree with it not being good practice to create
repositories on shared network drives, I wouldn't quite agree that this
should be the reason for not simplifying the usage of these "edge" cases
(including using repositories on local drives).

Nevertheless, it's just a personal opinion and it's certainly not worth
discussing it further (since it's really just a minor suggestion of an
edge case).

Stefan Hett
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