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Unbind project file but keep it locally managed by Flare

Postby Niels on Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:28 am

Is there any way to unbind certain files from the Flare project from (SVN) version control while keeping them locally within the project?

We are facing this challenge:
  • Want to publish with a destination.
  • The destination setup requires a local path to bind to SVN that can differ for any Flare author.
  • We do not desire the workaround to have common local paths since not all users may have the according permissions.
  • Idea: Exclude the destination files from source control so these can be managed locally based on some central guideline.

The following alternative solutions do not work:
  • "Unversion and add to exclusion list" via Tortoise SVN:
    Flare detects this as "deleted" and allows no further handling (even if the file is locally still present).
  • Using a relative path:
    The root of this path is "C:\Windows\system32", which is unacceptable for permission reasons.
  • Using a dynamic path which points to the user home "C:\Users\%username%":
    In the Flare context the variable is not evaluated and the operation fails.
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Re: Unbind project file but keep it locally managed by Flare

Postby AlexFox on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:35 am

If I understand your problem correctly, I'd probably be tempted to just create a destination for each different author...
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Re: Unbind project file but keep it locally managed by Flare

Postby Niels on Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:59 am

AlexFox wrote:If I understand your problem correctly, I'd probably be tempted to just create a destination for each different author...

Thanks.
At first glance this idea sounded quite cool but I think this approach eventually opens Pandora's box:
Each author then always has to select their own destination and we still cannot set up a global solution that works out of the box. (Still I'm always in the context of an SVN-bound project).
Maybe this could further be mitigated by introducing conditions but these would depend on the locally active user and add more complexity...

Or am I missing anything else here? Can I have a source control bound project where each user has its own default destination set?
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Re: Unbind project file but keep it locally managed by Flare

Postby Dave Lee on Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:34 am

Niels wrote:
  • The destination setup requires a local path to bind to SVN that can differ for any Flare author.
  • We do not desire the workaround to have common local paths since not all users may have the according permissions.


Could you use a Windows drive mapping to create a common path? e.g. user A has drive z:\ mapped to c:\user A path\, and user B has drive z:\ mapped to c:\user B path\

I use drive mapping like this for my projects, as Flare project imports have to be mapped to fixed paths, but the path can be different on each user's PC.
Everyone maps drive P:\ to a Flare projects folder.
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Re: Unbind project file but keep it locally managed by Flare

Postby lh_writer on Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:57 pm

Is there any way to use a relative path as the destination?
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