Re: Strange behavior
From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2012c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 14:05:54 -0500
On Aug 9, 2013, at 12:27, John Maher wrote:
> One of the biggest issues is why does it not ignore files I tell it to ignore?
The patterns you specify in svn:ignore properties are only so that Subversion does not suggest those files to be added to the repository.
For example, if you run "svn status" and it tells you some files are unversioned (status "?"), but you never intend to version them, then you add those files to svn:ignore so that Subversion won't tell you about them anymore.
But if you've already added the files to your repository, as seems to be the case here, then svn:ignore is no longer applicable.
> Is subversion extremely fragile? Is there a way to fix it?
I would call Subversion extremely robust.
> Is there any more complete documentation? The book is incomplete.
The book is undoubtedly incomplete, as most documents are, however I have found the Subversion Book to be among the best open-source documentation efforts of any project I've worked with. The book is maintained by a separate group, and if you have specific feedback for them, see the "Feedback/Contributing" heading on their web site:
This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.