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Re: Renaming files on win32

From: Gili <junk_at_bbs.darktech.org>
Date: 2004-12-21 00:38:08 CET

On 20 Dec 2004 17:33:24 -0600, kfogel@collab.net wrote:

>"Gili" <junk@bbs.darktech.org> writes:
>> Ufortunately Subversion is only one of a dozen open-source
>> tools I use. I've gotten bogged down over the past month doing exactly
>> what you have suggested, contributing patches, and now I would like to
>> finally concentrate on what I am trying to do in the first place: build
>> my product. There is only so much one person can do :(
>> At the very least, why not open an enhancement request against
>> Subversion? Is there really any dispute as to the correct behavior of
>> Subversion "rename" under win32?
>No, there's no dispute.
>My memory is that there was some deep problem in implementing this
>reliably. Otherwise, we would have done it -- the current situation
>is inconvenient for users. Unfortunately, this issue
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=667
>doesn't say much about the implementation difficulty. I guess we had
>those discussions on dev@, but never put the archive links into the
>issue :-(.
>(See William Uther's comments of Jun 25 2002, and the followups. Note
>also issues #1495 and #2010, but those are not really about the same
>Anyway, I think it's time to revive this issue. Either we should
>remember why it's so hard to solve, and say that in the issue, or we
>should fix it! If you can restart a discussion about it on dev@, that
>would be a big help. Even better would be if you had time to dig in
>our archives from way back, and see if you can find any threads that
>talk about this bug, explain why it's hard to fix, etc. But I
>understand you may not have time to do that much research.
>I know you don't want to "start a discussion", you want the problem
>fixed. I completely sympathize. But I don't even have a Windows
>environment here to trace this on, so all I can do for the moment is
>give you some context, and suggest where/how to take the next steps.


        Thank you for your response. I will try following this up in

Received on Tue Dec 21 00:46:52 2004

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