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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Building Forrest 2
Date Thu, 23 Nov 2006 20:50:55 GMT
Gav.... wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Crossley []
>> Sent: Thursday, 23 November 2006 8:25 AM
>> To:
>> 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 ;-)


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