the .svn thing -- Was: Re: Visual Studio.Net and Subversion?
From: C.A.T.Magic <c.a.t.magic_at_gmx.at>
Date: 2004-03-02 18:08:02 CET
Visual Studio.Net and Subversion?
a nice solution to the "dot or not dot" and
this would prevent accidentally deleting it or searching it.
an advantage therof could also be to give the .allthesvn folder
on the other hand this will make it a bit
hmmm.... ok, best forget you ever read this...?
----- Original Message -----
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.
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!)
--Tim van der Leeuw
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I read here 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.
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