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Noob has it fubar'd - any hope?

From: Bill Walton <bill.walton_at_charter.net>
Date: 2007-04-03 22:15:10 CEST

Greetings from newbie land! ;-p

I've gotten things fubar'd beyond belief and would like recommendations on climbing out of this hole I've dug.

A little background. I've been out of hands-on development for 15 years and decided last year to 'get back to my roots.' So I started learning Rails. Then I started working on a Rails app. Being out of hands-on mode for so long, I had lots and lots to learn. Bottom line is... I picked up "Pragmatic Version Control" way too late, and then didn't take the time to learn SVN well before I restarted coding on the app.

I've got Subversion and TortiseSVN installed on my dev box (WinXP), and the Rails app's source code (the app is now released) is in one or more repositories. It's been a good six months since I took those first steps and I can't tell whether it's one repository or more. I'd really like to start fresh with Subversion and do it right this time. But I can't figure out how. Subversion tracks everything I do through Explorer. How should I proceed? Do I uninstall SVN? Then reinstall and then import the app? Any help would be really appreciated.

Received on Tue Apr 3 22:15:21 2007

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