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Still getting aquanted, couple of questions

From: Rev. Steve Klett <steveklett_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-20 05:08:26 CEST

I recently took the leap into using subversion, in the past I have only used
Source Safe and Alienbrain. Anyway, that doesn't matter.

I have some questions and so far have not been able to find simple and clear
answers to them, hopefully this list can help me out ;)

1) I have "checked out" my repository in the different location. I'm still
getting used to the subversion meaning of a checkout. In each case, I have
created a folder c:\PMDRepository. I'm not sure what I did differently, but
on 2 of the machine, the folder PMDRepositry has the subversion icons as
well as all added sub directories and files. On another machine, only the
directories and files withing PMDRepository have the icons. Does this
matter? Is this bad?

2) I have noticed that when I click on a non-versioned file and "Add" it,
that it won't show up in the repo browser until I commit. Is this normal or
is there a configuration problem? It seems misleading that an add would not
truly add the file, but apparently only change the icon.

3) When I add a new file, I have noticed that the revision is not 0 or 1,
but some other, larger number. I figure this is the "global revision" that I
have read about. Is there a way to make it show a "local revision" IE: 0/1
if only commited once?

OK, that's it for now. I hope these questions aren't in an FAQ that I
haven't found yet. If so, I apologize.

On another note, I have some feature/tool requests, I haven't been able to
find a solution to these and if any of you know of any, please share;

1) Office integration - if I open a file in the repository, if there was a
macro( like Alienbrain) that could ask me if I want to check and obtain a
lock, that would be great. I would like to get the "sales and marketing"
people at work to use subversion, but currently, there is no way that I
could get them to use it the way it is, just a little to complicated.

2) Is there a interface that has been fully developed for Visual Studio? I
have seen a couple partial projects and tried out one that seemed to work,
but was very complicated and seemed overkill. Are there any plans for a
OpenSource project?

3) RapidSVN - I tried this thinking it would be a good solution to #1, but
found quickly that it was not very complete. FOr example, if I click on a
folder to checkout, the dialog pops up and doesn't have the url filled in!
Also, it would be great if you could tell RapidSVN where your working folder
root is, then it could determine from the server url what local folder you
wanted to check out to.

Thanks for readin, this is my first post and it seems like a very active
list, I look forward to reading any responses!

Received on Tue Sep 20 05:11:16 2005

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