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RE: Switching

From: John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:58:49 +0000

You are correct that there will be issues with a fresh checkout. But I can live with that. The code will not be affected, just the way the code is tested. Once the developer decides on how they wish to test I do not want to A) lose those changes or B) step on the choices others have made by versioning it.

Think config or settings file.

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mikesell [mailto:lesmikesell_at_gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 1:53 PM
To: John Maher
Cc: Edwin Castro; users_at_subversion.apache.org
Subject: Re: Switching

On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 12:43 PM, John Maher <JohnM_at_rotair.com> wrote:
> The clean up script is a good idea but won't work here. We have mostly all class libraries. One executable. This means to test we need to specify an application in the project. Some developers use the exe while some use a tool made just for testing the classes. This information is in the *.sou files which are unversioned for this reason. So we don't want to delete them (as I incorrectly stated somewhere) but ignore them.

You are sort-of asking for trouble if you have any dependency on unversioned files being in a workspace at all, much less for them to continue to exist when switching among versions with/without the
containing directories. I'd advise stepping back from the immediate
problem and thinking of processes that will always work with a fresh checkout so that in the future you can use build automation tools like jenkins, relying only on the contents of the repository even when the build happens on a new host. It will simply your life even for manual operations if you can count on that.

   Les Mikesell
Received on 2013-08-22 20:00:04 CEST

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