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Re: Problem using SVN

From: Kevin White <kevinwhite_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: 2005-07-12 03:15:14 CEST

Thanks -- you are an inspiration. Just rub it in. I spent half a day trying to get IIS configured, and I still don't think I can run cgi scripts using python. That was the second step of about 20 to get trac installed. I tried using a client called RapidSVN, which sucked horribly because I had no idea what my URL was supposed to be, and every operation I performed I had to re-enter it in, adding forward slashes in front of backwards slashes so it would work with Win32. I abandoned that for a program called trac, which has not much better than bar napkins for documentation for Win32 installation. I finally found the note that the default link for TortiseSvn might cause trouble, and the mirror worked wonderfully (I should have looked closer the first two times).

Is there a way, BTW, to use svn with normal windows paths? I am tiring of having to type forward slashes in front of every back slash by now.

I am not sure which way I should go. I know I need source control, and some way to associate issues with check-ins. Any reporting or metrics that we can get on top of that would be awesome.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Miha Vitorovic
  To: Kevin White
  Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
  Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:12 AM
  Subject: Re: Problem using SVN

  "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 year?.?

  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 Tue Jul 12 03:16:57 2005

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