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Re: tortiseSVN problems

From: steveking <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2005-01-06 22:21:07 CET

Hamilton Link wrote:
> Who do I ask questions about TortiseSVN? It seems to have a different
> model of the universe than the command line client.

1. It's called Tortoi_o_iseSVN, not TortiseSVN.
2. There's a separate mailing list for TortoiseSVN:
dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
3. Before you send mails there, read
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/list_etiquette.html

> For example...
> I can't figure out how to check out some URL into a working directory
> (as might be needed, for example, to add a branch of some submodule from
> the repository into my working copy).

That's the most basic operation. If you don't know how to do that I
strongly suggest you read the TortoiseSVN docs first:
http://tortoisesvn.tigris.org/docs.html

> I can't figure out how to get stuff checked out without the read-only
> flag set (which is hugely annoying).

Häh? Read-only flag? What's a read-only flag? Do you mean the read-only
file attribute? TortoiseSVN doesn't even touch that!

> Providing an existing directory name as the target for a URL checkout
> seems to cause the contents of the URL-named directory to be dumped into
> the existing directory (instead of telling the user that the directory
> already exists or providing any warning to a new user that the target is
> supposed to include the name of the new working copy's directory).

Again, that's something very well explained in the docs.

> There are various other irritants but these are the big ones for
> starters. I just want to talk to someone about whether these things are
> configurable, and whether the features list is still a moving target
> trying to figure out how to best reflect the svn command line client
> into an explorer plugin.

TortoiseSVN doesn't try to 'best reflect the svn command line client'
but to provide an easy user interface. If it would just map the command
line client into a GUI, that wouldn't be good - GUI's work very
different from command line clients.

Stefan

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