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Re: My thanks

Author Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com>
Full name Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com>
Date 2009-01-19 00:11:34 PST
Message Sam Barnett-Cormack wrote:
> Andy Levy wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 18:10, Sam Barnett-Cormack
>> <s.barnett-cormac​k@lancaster.ac.uk​> wrote:
>>
...
>>> Really? Showed as a reply to the original to me, just with a changed
>>> subject and no quoted text. I assume that the Reply-To: header was
>>> properly set. What mail client are you using?
>>>
>> GMail
>>
>
> Wow. I'm surprised the GMail pays more attention to Subject: than
> In-Reply-To:
>
I'm using google mail too, but read it in Thunderbird. The thread
remained intact for me too, changed subject, no quote, like it appeared
for Sam.

Cheers
- Lübbe

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Re: My thanks

Author Kurt Pruenner <leak at gmx dot at>
Full name Kurt Pruenner <leak at gmx dot at>
Date 2009-01-17 09:50:52 PST
Message Alexander Iljin wrote:
> Maybe he doesn't have the original message (to the one this is
> replying)? What's the date of the message you were replying to?

Yesterday. So I doubt that has anything to do with it...

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Re[2]: My thanks

Author Alexander Iljin <ajsoft at yandex dot ru>
Full name Alexander Iljin <ajsoft at yandex dot ru>
Date 2009-01-17 08:57:08 PST
Message Hello!

>>>>> Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).
>>>> What is this in reference to? You need to reply to your original
>>>> thread. This makes no sense at all - it shows as a new thread for me.
>>> Really? Showed as a reply to the original to me, just with a changed
>>> subject and no quoted text. I assume that the Reply-To: header was
>>> properly set. What mail client are you using?
>>
>> GMail

SBC> Wow. I'm surprised the GMail pays more attention to Subject: than
SBC> In-Reply-To:

  Maybe he doesn't have the original message (to the one this is
  replying)? What's the date of the message you were replying to?

---=====---
 Alexander

Re: My thanks

Author Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Full name Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Date 2009-01-17 04:45:27 PST
Message Andy Levy wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 18:10, Sam Barnett-Cormack
> <s.barnett-cormac​k@lancaster.ac.uk​> wrote:
>> Andy Levy wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:31, <andrew.walker@gr​o-scotland.gsi.gov.u​k> wrote:
>>>> Hi Lübbe, Sam, Andy
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).
>>> What is this in reference to? You need to reply to your original
>>> thread. This makes no sense at all - it shows as a new thread for me.
>> Really? Showed as a reply to the original to me, just with a changed
>> subject and no quoted text. I assume that the Reply-To: header was
>> properly set. What mail client are you using?
>
> GMail

Wow. I'm surprised the GMail pays more attention to Subject: than
In-Reply-To:

Sam

Re: My thanks

Author Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Full name Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Date 2009-01-16 17:51:38 PST
Message On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 18:10, Sam Barnett-Cormack
<s.barnett-cormac​k@lancaster.ac.uk​> wrote:
> Andy Levy wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:31, <andrew.walker@gr​o-scotland.gsi.gov.u​k> wrote:
>>> Hi Lübbe, Sam, Andy
>>>
>>> Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).
>>
>> What is this in reference to? You need to reply to your original
>> thread. This makes no sense at all - it shows as a new thread for me.
>
> Really? Showed as a reply to the original to me, just with a changed
> subject and no quoted text. I assume that the Reply-To: header was
> properly set. What mail client are you using?

GMail

Re: My thanks

Author Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Full name Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Date 2009-01-16 15:12:05 PST
Message Andy Levy wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:31, <andrew.walker@gr​o-scotland.gsi.gov.u​k> wrote:
>> Hi Lübbe, Sam, Andy
>>
>> Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).
>
> What is this in reference to? You need to reply to your original
> thread. This makes no sense at all - it shows as a new thread for me.

Really? Showed as a reply to the original to me, just with a changed
subject and no quoted text. I assume that the Reply-To: header was
properly set. What mail client are you using?

--
Sam Barnett-Cormack

Re: My thanks

Author Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Full name Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Date 2009-01-16 07:41:10 PST
Message On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 10:31, <andrew.walker@gr​o-scotland.gsi.gov.u​k> wrote:
> Hi Lübbe, Sam, Andy
>
> Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).

What is this in reference to? You need to reply to your original
thread. This makes no sense at all - it shows as a new thread for me.

My thanks

Author andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Full name andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Date 2009-01-16 07:31:57 PST
Message Hi Lübbe, Sam, Andy

Thanks for your feedback; it is much appreciated. As it happens, the office is using 1.4. Your responses have given us new ammunition to push to get a new version installed (government... a lot of overhead).

Thanks again.

Re: Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Full name Andy Levy <andy dot levy at gmail dot com>
Date 2009-01-16 05:49:56 PST
Message On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 07:48, <andrew.walker@gr​o-scotland.gsi.gov.u​k> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> A client has asked my team if it is possible to make links within a [checked-out] repository to documents elsewhere in the repo. Their team has some duplication and were looking for resolutions.
>
> Our first response was "reorganise the repository", but it was an interesting question and I wanted to pass it on to the community.
>
> There's nothing in the manual, and googling yielded nothing of use that I could see, but I'm not confident of the correct terminology so that could be my fault.
>
> All in all, I suspect it's not possible.

Only on a per-directory level with svn:externals. File-level externals
are not yet supported in Subversion.

On non-Windows platforms, Subversion also supports symbolic links,
which would do what you want.

Re: Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Full name Sam Barnett-Cormack <s dot barnett-cormack at lancaster dot ac dot uk>
Date 2009-01-16 05:42:47 PST
Message andrew.walker@gro-sc​otland.gsi.gov.uk wrote:
> Additional information:
>
> The client originally hoped for an option in TortoiseSVN to maintain
> copies of a document in multiple locations in the repository, where
> modifying one version/instance/copy would mirror to the others. Ergo
> the svn copy from the right-drag menu is not sufficient.

Well, Subversion itself can handle symlinks on unix, but Tortoise
(largely due to the underlyng SVN libraries) can't handle the Windows
Vista version of symlinks. However, if you want to duplicate *whole
directories* within a repo/WC, you can use externals. These do not,
however, work for individual files.

I believe that externals were originally intended to point to different
repositories, or different "projects" in one repo, but I have
successfully used them to have one folder "appear" in many locations. In
an export, it would create several copies, one in each place, but in a
checkout the working copy 'knows' that they are the same. It won't
replicate changes live, but each instance essentially works as a
separate working copy, and a checkin/checkout will replicate everything.

--
Sam Barnett-Cormack

Re: Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com>
Full name Lübbe Onken <luebbe dot tortoisesvn at googlemail dot com>
Date 2009-01-16 05:26:08 PST
Message andrew.walker@gro-sc​otland.gsi.gov.uk wrote:
> Additional information:
>
> The client originally hoped for an option in TortoiseSVN to maintain copies of a document in multiple locations in the repository, where modifying one version/instance/copy would mirror to the others. Ergo the svn copy from the right-drag menu is not sufficient.
>
You could use the svn:externals property to include folders and their
contained object in different locations of your repository. If you
change the document in one place (link or original), the next update of
your working copy will propagate the change to all locations.

Subversion 1.5.x supports only external directories, Subversion 1.6 will
- according to the developers - support linking single files too.

Cheers
-Lübbe

Supplement: Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Full name andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Date 2009-01-16 04:55:20 PST
Message Additional information:

The client originally hoped for an option in TortoiseSVN to maintain copies of a document in multiple locations in the repository, where modifying one version/instance/copy would mirror to the others. Ergo the svn copy from the right-drag menu is not sufficient.

Ta

Creating relative links to manage document duplication

Author andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Full name andrew dot walker at gro-scotland dot gsi dot gov dot uk
Date 2009-01-16 04:48:55 PST
Message Hi,

A client has asked my team if it is possible to make links within a [checked-out] repository to documents elsewhere in the repo. Their team has some duplication and were looking for resolutions.

Our first response was "reorganise the repository", but it was an interesting question and I wanted to pass it on to the community.

There's nothing in the manual, and googling yielded nothing of use that I could see, but I'm not confident of the correct terminology so that could be my fault.

All in all, I suspect it's not possible.

Thanks for your time.
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