[wp-hackers] first time SVN user, first time adding plugin to directory

Eric Mann eric at eam.me
Wed Jul 6 17:50:18 UTC 2011

> I hate trying to ask for help on here. I always get a smarmy response from
> someone.

Not trying to be smarmy.  I posted a tutorial and tried to help, someone
else replied "I use Versions and love it", you responded with "I looked
through that but couldn't find the branch/tag option."  I assumed (my fault)
that you were referencing the advice and tips I'd given, not the "I like
Versions" comment.  My bad, really.

But I did do some more searching for you, and it doesn't look like Versions
supports a tag/branch feature.  Their help documentation for tagging is
quoted below:

To create a branch or tag, all you need to do is copying the entire trunk
folder over to a new subfolder in the branches or tags folder. The easiest
way to do this is to browse the repository (not the working copy) and make
such a copy there. That way, Subversion can take care of the actual copying,
instead of having to transfer the entire contents of the trunk to your local
working copy and sending it back to the server again.

There is no need to be concerned about disk space, Subversion is quite smart
about making copies. If two folders are nearly identical, Subversion will
only store just enough information to be able to reliably reconstruct the
files when you do a checkout or export.

It looks like, if you're sticking to Versions, you'll need to export the
trunk of your repository and copy it manually into the right subfolder of
/tags.  Not the best solution, but it does work.

That said, it still doesn't answer the question of why you're getting that
error message in the first place ... but without knowing how you checked
things out in the first place, there's not much more advice that we can

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