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Archive for the ‘Source Code Management’ Category

Downgrading to SourceTree 1.5.x from 1.6.x, but keeping up with the youngest embedded Git and Mercurial

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/01/15

Hopefully it is not a coincidence that Steve Streeting left the SourceTree team four years after the first SourceTree release and shortly after the first release of SourceTree 1.6. version, but the SourceTree 1.6.x versions suck: it often hangs and is (often extremely) slow. This apart from numerous NullReferenceExceptions. I find this odd, as 1.5.x is far more stable in that respect, hence my hope it is not about Steve Streeting.

Even though many people complained about 1.6.x. being bad (read the comments on the release page), and quite a few ask for a way to downgrade, a downgrade option isn’t provided there.

A SourceTree downgrade itself is not that difficult. Ensuring the embedded versions of Git and Mercurial/Hg are up to date is more difficult. Getting that right is especially important on Windows: hgflow works much better with the embedded Mercurial/Hg. More importantly: both Git and Mercurial/Hg recently had a very nasty security issue.

So here are steps on how to downgrade, then upgrade the embedded versions of Git and Mercurial.

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Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Windows | 5 Comments »

Moving away from StarTeam is not so easy….

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/12/11

One of the long term todo list things is moving a very old project away from StarTeam 5..

Some links I found. Not promising…

–jeroen

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Source Code Management, StarTeam, Subversion/SVN | 4 Comments »

Moving a Subversion/SVN including history to Mercurial/HG using TortoiseHG or HG command-line tools

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/11/17

This blog entry shows how I moved my BeSharp.net repository from SVN at BeSharp.codeplex.com to

I develop most of my software using Windows, so if you want to perform the steps below (except TortoiseHG) on a *nix or Mac machine, you have to do some backslash to slash replacement, and find out where the mercurial settings file is stored.

The rest is pretty much the same.

Note the aim was to do a one time conversion. If you want to use both SVN and HG at the same time, then HgSubVersion definitely worth looking at.

Step zero: enable the convert extension (once per client machine)

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Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Mercurial/Hg, Power User, Software Development, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN, Windows | Leave a Comment »

CodeRage 9 Q&A: Understanding Distributed Version Control (Robert Love)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/30

Session:

Understanding Distributed Version Control

This session helps developers who have been working with a Centralized Version Control System such as SVN to understand and use Distributed Version Control such as GIT or Mercurial. This session focuses primarily on GIT, but applies to Mercurial. We also cover how to use GIT from the RAD Studio IDE.

Level: Beginning
Robert Love – State of Utah

Q&A:

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Posted in Appmethod, BitBucket, CVS, Delphi, Delphi XE6, Delphi XE7, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Mercurial/Hg, Software Development, Source Code Management, SourceTree, Subversion/SVN, TFS (Team Foundation System) | 1 Comment »

SVN batch file to see which items in your repository have been switched to another branch/tag

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/10/29

One of the things that can make SVN work a mess is to loose track of local directories and files that have been switched (with svn switch) to other URLs in your repository.

The batch file below will help you track those down.

Run it from your repository root.

The batch files uses these things:

Posted in Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Source Code Management, Subversion/SVN | 1 Comment »

 
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