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Re: Quick-Start Guide (suggestion for)

From: Patrick Burleson <pburleson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-08-17 17:10:33 CEST

On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 21:50:57 +0000, Suresh Govindachar
<sgovindachar@yahoo.com> wrote:

> - Mention the hidden side-effects of commands.
> For example, mention that things will be created
> in places such as
> c:/WINDOWS/Application\ Data/Subversion/
> WITHOUT any prompt to see if the user desires a
> DIFFERENT location. (I still have no idea when that
> directory and the stuff in it got created and do not
> like this hidden, non-configurable side-effect.)

In reference to this point, you must hate every Windows program in the
world. Almost everything I install puts stuff here without asking.
It's the standard Windows location for that data. And as far as I know
it can't be changed. On 2k and XP systems, it's even worse at
C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Application Data .

Maybe Subversion could be one of the few products that give full
disclosure to this, but I hardly consider this unusual behavior.


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