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Re: Dramatic changes in Local-repo by IDE

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-09-09 11:10:32 CEST

Vijay Avarachen wrote:
> Hello,
> I have had amazing success rolloing out subversion at my new
> company. The adoption has been taking place faster than I imagined
> but I seem to have hit a hurdle.
> One of the developers is using an IDE called Flowbuilder (XML edition,
> www.flowbuilder.com). The IDE seems to have a tendency to delete a
> lot of files and folders and recreate them that are under version
> control. Also I speculate that even after closing the IDE, there are
> locks on some files. The developer wants all the files (except the
> binary executables) to be included in the repository because some of
> these files that are deleted/modified by the IDE are necessary for
> project management (which is why I cannot ignore them). When the IDE
> deletes/recreates these files, it confuses the local repo because the
> .svn folder is no longer there. When the user attempts to commit he
> gets error messages about files being locked. Any suggestions?
> By the way the flowbuilder site suggests using wincvs but I do not
> want to use that.

That probably indicates that flowbuilder has a special case to not destroy
"CVS" directories. I'm afraid you will need to contact the makers of
flowbuilder, and explain that the deletion and recreation of directories is
killing your ability to use subversion, and will they please add ".svn"
alongside "CVS" to their list of directories to preserve.


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