[jsword-devel] Re: svn problem

Joe Walker joe at eireneh.com
Fri Jul 30 11:21:48 MST 2004


I did have a look on the bug list which was short (37 items!) I found 
something on my checkout issue, but not on the merge issue, which I 
suspect to be a windows only thing. Not had much time for more 


Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> Hey Joe & Team,
>    Have you had time to do much browsing around on their mailing and 
> net regarding the problem?  Does it seem like a simple mistake that 
> could be fixed for them?
>    -Troy.
> Joe Walker wrote:
>> Hi,
>> In testing the svn plugin I failed to apply a patch created using 
>> svn. The process appears fundamentally broken because it treats the 
>> "leading path segment" wrongly.
>> We have 4 options that I can think of:
>> 1. Stay with CVS
>> 2. Find a new way of working. I like being able to review changes to 
>> the main branch so I'm not keen on throwing the doors open, but we 
>> could work with a branch per developer and merge between the branches 
>> in much the same way the bitkeeper and the Linux kernel seems to 
>> work. This is just an idea though and may not work
>> 3. Do our SVN interaction using TortoiseSVN. This may not work of 
>> course.
>> 4. Do our SVN interaction using command line tools. Which would be a 
>> right pain for windows development.
>> 2 feels like too big a jump to do without more thought. 3 and 4 are 
>> not mutually exclusive, but both would be a pain for windows 
>> developers. So I've become very nervous about switching to svn right 
>> now.
>> Any input?
>> Joe.
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