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Re: SVN to Visual Fox Pro Hook? Any try it?

From: Walter Nicholls <walter.nicholls_at_cornerstone.co.nz>
Date: 2005-11-02 02:46:30 CET

Dale Strickler wrote:

> Hi all, I have been an SVN lover for some time now but, I am now in
> charge of getting a Visual FoxPro project under control. The problem
> is that the source code is generally stored in database files. I
> could track the whole thing as a pile of binaries, in SVN. But, that
> is a great way to loose much of the power of merging, etc..
> Visual FoxPro has hooks to Visual Source Safe and "other standard
> commercial version control packages." There is an option menu where
> Visual Source Safe shows a list of "Active provider of source
> control." Does anyone know if you can get SVN to show up as an
> "active provider??" It seems that when Visual FoxPro uses an Active
> Provider, it has scripts to convert the code in databases into code in
> text files. I would love these conversions to feed text into SVN!! I
> have been picking through the scripts a bit but I would love to hear
> from someone who has conquered this beast before.
> Anyone got a nice seamless integration solution for FoxPro in SVN?
Wish I could say I did, but shortly after putting together a web site to
work on a provider for the SCC API (which fox users) , all the developer
support evaporated. Ironically, I spent quite a bit of time writing
test harnesses: I should have spent the time coding instead.

There are several projects which have attempted to build an SCC
provider. So far none has delivered anything. Subway died in mid 2003,
svnscc in 2004, and Sourcecross.org at birth (Jan 2004), and chmsubscc
(at tigris.org) is still in early stages. Part of the problem is that
people willing to sign the Microsoft NDA were few and far between. I
would love to resurrect this project, but I cannot do it alone.

There is a commercial SCC plugin from PushOK -
http://www.pushok.com/soft_svn.php and I have seen only positive
comments about it.

And yes, I'm a long time VFP developer. Our VFP projects are all still
in SourceSafe. Nothing else is.

P.S. It's chance me seeing this message - I've been trying to
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to ensure I read any replies!
- Walter

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