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Re: (Silly?) question regarding branch and switch

From: Karl Auer <kauer_at_biplane.com.au>
Date: 2006-01-09 23:19:10 CET

Hi there.

I had a problem where Subclipse/Subversion didn't seem to be switching correctly:

> When I use Subclipse to create a branch, then switch to that branch, I see
> appropriate log messages (probably broken by my mailer):
> [...]
> In the project browser, however, the project still shows up as "svntest [svntest/trunk]".
> I was expecting it to change to "svntest [svntest/branches/tb1]".
> When I then make a change to a file in the project and commit the change, the change
> appears to have been made in *both* copies, trunk and branch. When I use switch, it
> *seems* to switch (see the log entries above), but the version of the file I get is
> always the changed one, and the label decoration never changes from "[svntest/trunk]".
> The default URL in the "Switch to Branch/Tag" dialog is always the trunk, as if it
> never switched away.

No matter how meticulously I did this, I always saw this effect. I wrote some shell scripts to test the behaviour of "svn switch" directly and it seemed as if Subversion was doing everything correctly.

Then when I attempted to modify the Subclipse preferences I got a message saying that some handler could not be notified.

At this point I decided Eclipse had lost its marbles :-)

I restarted Eclipse, which runs permanently on my Linux box and hadn't been closed for at least two weeks.

Problems gone.


My thanks to those who helped clarify switching for me; this problem indirectly taught me a lot about Subversion :-)

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer@biplane.com.au)                   +61-2-64957160 (w/h)
http://www.biplane.com.au/~kauer/                  +61-428-957160 (mob)
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