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RE: Visual Studio.Net and Subversion?

From: Leeuw van der, Tim <tim.leeuwvander_at_nl.unisys.com>
Date: 2004-03-02 17:25:52 CET

Two points here!
1) The dot, ".", is a special character on unix and alikes: a dot at the start of a filename makes the file invisible! The creators of SVN like to have the SVN directory hidden. (There have been numerous discussions about that)
2) Have a look at TortoiseSVN. ( http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org) In the download section, you should (hopefully still) find a version that has been modified to work with an underscore ("_") instead of a dot in the SVN directory name. I don't know if that special version is still around, and if it's been updated for SVN / TSVN 1.0.
The working-directories it produces are not compatible with any other SVN tool, but that shouldn't be a problem if you use this client only.
It doesn't have any implications for the server; this special client works with any SVN 1.0 server.
There have been several discussions about this, and a proper, official, resolution won't be in 1.0; for future versions there probably will be some solution. (Have a look also at John Peacock's reply; however I'v'e heard rumours that the next version of Visual Studio.Net, Whidby, will fix this. Whidby is also rumoured to feature code-refactorings, finally bringing it up to standard with Eclipse / IntelliJ/IDEA!)
With greetings,
--Tim van der Leeuw

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ayres, David [mailto:DAyres@lear.com]
Sent: dinsdag 2 maart 2004 17:08
To: 'users@subversion.tigris.org'
Subject: Visual Studio.Net and Subversion?

I read here <http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/SearchList?list=users%26searchText=visual+studio%26defaultField=subject%26Search=Search> http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/SearchList?list=users&searchText=visual+studio&defaultField=subject&Search=Search that there's a problem with Subversion using a "." before the svn directory for Visual Studio.Net users. Is this still a problem, has it been resolved? Why can't the creators of this software just NOT use the "." before the directory name? What's the point in having the "." there? This obviously causes a lot of problems with Visual Studio.Net. I guess that the "." is needed for some other purpose? Please forgive my ignorance, my teammate and I are just trying to figure this out.

It's too bad because your product, when I can use in conjunction with my programming tool, is really great. It's better than great, it's awesome! But this small issue causes some headaches.


Received on Tue Mar 2 17:26:55 2004

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