Labels: Type-Defect Component-Docs
New issue 3075 by griffin....@gmail.com: RBTools documentation should make
clear that command line SVN client is a requirement for Windows
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Describe the problem and any recommendations below.
My experience has shown that it is quite common for Windows developers to
use a graphical SVN client such as TortoiseSVN and not have a command line
svn client installed. As a new RB user, my assumption was that RBTools
would have it's own SVN client under the hood or accessible from some
python package. However, when beginning to use rbt it was clear that it
could not identify the SVN working copy in the current directory where I
was executing the tool. I do not have the debug output accessible now, but
there was nothing to clue me in to the fact that an svn command line client
could not be found. I consider myself a sophisticated Google user and it
took me quite a while to finally determine that RBTools did not have access
to it's own SVN client and that my installation of TortoiseSVN would not be
sufficient, and that I would need to install a command line SVN client. If
this requirement could have been spelled out in the RBTools installation
documentation then it would have saved me a lot of time. I'm only using
SVN, but I presume there may be implied tool requirements for other VC
systems as well. Plus, I don't think this necessarily applies to Windows
only, although there I suspect you are more likely to find only visual,
rather than command line, versions of tools.
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