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From Andy Levy <>
Subject Re: windows vs unix question
Date Tue, 02 Feb 2010 11:45:07 GMT
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 02:07, Oftenwrong Soong
<> wrote:
> My understanding was that there's some weirdness related to filename case sensitivity
between different platforms, with Windows/Mac being case preserving but case insensitive and
UNIX being case sensitive, such that on UNIX a repo might contain the files Readme, readme,
and README, but this would cause some kind of undefined behavior if the repo were checked
out on a Windows or Mac system.

To be clear: Even if the repository is stored on & served by a Windows
machine, the repository is still case-sensitive. When you attempt to
check out to Windows with a directory which has a file name case
collision, the second file with the same name (differing case) will
halt the checkout, with Subversion reporting "file already exists."

> On 02/01/2010 12:19 PM, Andy Levy wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 15:14, Robert Nurse<>  wrote:
>>> Is anyone familiar with the SVN client in Dreamweaver CS4?  Development is
>>> performed on Windows boxes.  But, the server is on a Sun box.
>> All Subversion servers and clients with the same major revision number
>> (1.x.) are compatible thanks to the Remote Access (RA) layer.
>> Depending on the specific versions being used at each end, some
>> features may be disabled but the basics are there. I'm not able to
>> find anything online which indicates *which* release of Subversion CS4
>> has built into it.

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