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From "Gav...." <brightoncomput...@brightontown.com.au>
Subject RE: Building Forrest 2
Date Thu, 23 Nov 2006 22:30:04 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ross Gardler [mailto:rgardler@apache.org]
> Sent: Friday, 24 November 2006 4:51 AM
> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Building Forrest 2
> 
> Gav.... wrote:
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: David Crossley [mailto:crossley@apache.org]
> >> Sent: Thursday, 23 November 2006 8:25 AM
> >> To: dev@forrest.apache.org
> >> Subject: Re: Building Forrest 2
> >>
> >> Ross Gardler wrote:
> >>> David Crossley wrote:
> >>>> Then Ross rearranged the repository to add the "core" subdirectory
> >>>> which blew away my changes.
> >>> Doh!!!
> >>>
> >>> Sorry!!!
> >>>
> >>> (Strangely enough I am currently writing a presentation on using SVN
> in
> >>> Open source, I now have a new bullet point "not foolproof")
> >> The only thing that i meant by that statement was that my
> >> changes were lost and i didn't re-add them.
> >>
> >> I think the reason that i had trouble with your restructure
> >> was that i was working in that directory at the same time that
> >> you did a temporary move and then another move soon after.
> >> My 'svn up's didn't catch it and i needed to rm -r and
> >> svn up again. So i don't blame SVN.
> >
> > I lost my local changes too, they were not important, but I think I
> would
> > 'blame' SVN. Around the same time as you I guess I did an 'svn up' which
> > Deleted some directories and then bombed out when trying to add them
> back
> > In again saying they weren't under version control (or similar). So I
> > Too just removed the lot and redownloaded the lot - when I say 'the lot'
> > It only took a minute or two, as compared to say Forrest 1 which takes
> 1/2
> > hour or Lenya which takes over a hour.
> 
> Do you use a GUI interface to SVN? If so don't!
> 
> I've seen many problems like the ones you describe when using a GUI
> interface. TO be fair I have also seen them occasionally with the
> command line, but far less often.
> 
> I don't use GUI's but I often "observe" team members struggling with the
> various bugs hidden in there.
> 
> If you haven't done so, take the time to learn the command line - it
> will save you time in the long run. It won't help with your download
> speeds, only Forrest 2 can do that ;-)
> 
> Ross

No, I don't have a GUI Interface (such as TortoiseSVN) , I did try it once
But it was rubbish, problematic as you say.)

So, yes I have been using the command line for SVN.

Gav...


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