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Archive for April 3rd, 2019

Woes from last year: While checking in to @plasticscm server and having a branch selected in the PlasticSCM GUI: Error — No checkout branch found.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

I bumped into a similar situation again, and my conclusion is that getting out of PlasticSCM woes is more cumbersome to me than getting out of similar git woes.

[WayBack] Jeroen Pluimers on Twitter: “While checking in to @plasticscm server and having a branch selected in the PlasticSCM GUI: ————————— Error ————————— No checkout branch found. ————————— OK —————————…”


No checkout branch found.

is the Plastic GUI way of saying “I think you have checked out branch A, but while checking that one in, I could not find it on the server, could it be that it got renamed or deleted?”.

The way to reliably get out of this situation (even if you are in a merge):

  1. Make a full backup of your directory tree (robocopy /mir is your friend here)
  2. Keep a note of your check-in comment
  3. Undo your changes in the current branch
  4. Checkout a branch that never got renamed
  5. Quit the Plastic GUI
  6. Start the Plastic GUI
  7. Checkout the branch you want to apply your changes on
  8. Use Beyond Compare to compare the backup tree and the current checked out tree
  9. Sync anything changed using Beyond Compare
  10. Checkin the changes in PlasticSCM using the saved check-in comment


PS, the Twitter thread:

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paulcbetts/refit: The automatic type-safe REST library for Xamarin and .NET

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

This is so cool: [WayBack] paulcbetts/refit: The automatic type-safe REST library for Xamarin and .NET. It’s  inspired by Square’s [WayBack] Retrofit library which does the same for Java.

They basically allow you to use attributes on interfaces to define a type-safe wrapper around any REST interface, then instantiate a connection to it for making calls.

No more manual HttpClient fiddling!

Since it requires only .NET 1.4, you can basically run it on any platform as it’s supported covered by the implementations .NET Core, Mono and the full .NET Framework.

Quite a lot of projects already use it; I got there via the first link:


Via: [WayBack] Exploring refit, an automatic type-safe REST library for .NET Standard… – Jeroen Wiert Pluimers – Google+

Posted in .NET, C#, Development, Java, Java Platform, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

Delphi, attributes, RTTI and the IDE

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

Reminder to self: [WayBack] It took me a while to address an awful IDE crash issue. If you install a design time package which uses RTTI to populate custom attributes declared in… – Baoquan Zuo – Google+

TL;DR: be very careful using the built-in RTTI support objects as when they refer to custom defined attributes in packages, and the packages get unloaded, the cache does not get flushed.

Bug: RSP-11620: IDE crashes when rebuilding a project group that contains a component with customattribute


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Far less active on blog on social media: some personal things that need to be done.

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/03

Some people already noticed me being far less active on social media including this blog.

This will continue for a while, as I am supporting two people that are very dear to me.

  • One needs to get some MRI scans very soon, with past results not being promising, so consequences not clear yet.
  • Another I am protecting from mental abuse by somebody close, something which is very hard to prove, but has very real consequences. Recognising the – initially very subtle – behavioral changes, and convincing other people up the supporting and medical tree they were indeed true and related, took several years, so I recon the recovery process will take long too.

Luckily, my blog queue has been filled with about 2 years of content, so that will run automatically.

Social media response from me will be on a “when I feel like it” base until further notice, focussing on things that give me energy and bring me joy.



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