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An easier way to use TortoiseSVN with LabVIEW

I’m excited to tell everyone that the JKI Team has been hard at work on (and just announced) a tool to make using TortoiseSVN easier to use in your LabVIEW projects.  It’s called the JKI TortoiseSVN Tool for LabVIEW and allows you to use TortoiseSVN from directly within your LabVIEW projects and VIs, without having [...]

When to commit changed VIs caused by type definition changes

In LabVIEW, whenever you change a TypeDef (type definition) any VIs that use the TypeDef will require recompiling and need to be saved.  This presents a problem for developers working on a large project with other developers who might be working on code that “feels” the effects of the changed TypeDef.
So, how do you deal [...]

Set the revision of your svn:externals (or else!)

There is a very cool Subversion feature called svn:externals (or External Definitions), which is a very powerful feature that allows several projects to reuse common code.  However, this can be a very dangerous feature, if you’re not careful… but we’ll get to that.
The svn:externals feature allows you to create a working copy consisting of [...]

Removing .svn folders from a working copy with TortoiseSVN

On Stefan’s blog on TortoiseSVN, he describes a trick that can be used to “unversion” an svn working copy — basically, how to remove all the .svn folders from a working copy.  This is something that I do, periodically, so it’s nice to learn a new shortcut — and, I love shortcuts.
I figured that [...]

Top 5 bad excuses for not using source code control

Source code control tools are important for anyone working on projects with files stored on computers, especially software developers. They help you to have a record of every version of every file in your project, and make those files available to multiple developers working in a distributed environment. Many people have excuses for [...]

Creating a local Subversion repository with TortoiseSVN

Did you know that you don’t need a server and an IT department to use TortoiseSVN (Subversion) for version control? Simply create a local repository on your hard drive. Here’s how…
Step 1: Create your repository

Browse to the location where you want to create your local Subversion repository and create a new folder for [...]

TortoiseSVN Right-Click Drag and Drop

If you don’t know what subversion and TortoiseSVN are, you’re really missing out. Subversion is on the way to becoming the most popular source code control tool. (And, you don’t want to be left out, do you?)
For those of you who do know about these tools, I’m going to show you something that will [...]

Subversion on the path to #1

This year’s results of the annual poll of Version Control Systems, by VSoft, shows that Subversion is well on the way to passing Microsoft Visual SourceSafe as the #1 choice.

An interesting statistic is that, since last year, Subversion use has grown by ~50% and Visual SourceSafe use has dropped by ~15%.
Which version control system do [...]

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