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Re: Problem using SVN

From: Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic_at_nil.si>
Date: 2005-07-10 17:12:10 CEST

"Kevin White" <kevinwhite@bellsouth.net> wrote on 09.07.2005 21:30:31:

> Hello. New to subversion. Very confusion program -- easy to see
> why there are ten pages of FAQs. Half a day to try and install/get
> everything to work, still trying. Confused by the directories and
> where to put things -- seems like the old DOS3.1, need to make a
> special c:\SVN directory to make it work. I imported a bunch of
> files, then tried to import another, and not much happened. Tried
> to add it from command line, and it accepted the command. It does
> not show up in the list, but trying to add it again results in a
> failure - already added.
> Yargh. Back to the old CM tool. I was hopeful, too. Maybe next

Well, without ever having used any sort of Version Control System, it took
me one work day (a few hours actually) to look at the Subversion site,
find an Eclipse client for it (Subclipse), then one day to read through
the SVN on-line book (I skipped chapter 4, because it deals with command
line examples), and then one day to install WinXP, Subversion, Apache,
configure everything including authentication & authorization, create and
import test repository and start testing with subclipse. We started using
Subversion, I guess, two days later in production environment (the backup
was running by then also), after we played with the test repository for a
little while.

All in all it was such a painless transition one can only hope for. But I
confess I did RTFM before attempting anything :)


  Miha Vitorovic
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Received on Sun Jul 10 17:14:08 2005

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