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Bug: File info window 'copy' operation oddities

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Bug: File info window 'copy' operation oddities

Postby kevinfolz » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:09 pm

Syncro SVN Client 7.0, build 2011070716
Linux 2.6.32-22-generic #33-Ubuntu 10.04 SMP Wed Apr 28 13:27:30 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
Vmware workstation 8.0
Windows XP Pro SP3 host

Method 1:
Open the console tab, selecting some text, right click and select 'copy'.

Method 2:
Open a 'svn information' window for a working copy item, right click on any value (eg: path), and click 'copy'.

Both methods correctly allow me to paste the information in any app on Linux (eg: terminal).

Method 1 overrides my Windows XP clipboard as expected (vmware tools copy/paste integration).

Method 2 does not override my Windows XP clipboard at all... my workaround is to paste the information into a terminal in linux, then select/copy the text again.

Any idea why Method 1 works but Method 2 does not? Are the functions for copying the 'svn info' window contents different somehow? All other copy/paste operations to/from Windows XP work just fine (with other applications as well), so it seems NOT releated to Vmware.

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Re: Bug: File info window 'copy' operation oddities

Postby Florin » Thu Dec 01, 2011 5:08 pm


One hint about what could be happening may be the fact that Syncro SVN Client is a Java based application. So, it depends on how the JVM interacts with the Clipboard, especially since you use it between two operating systems.

I've also tried what you told:
  • VMWare Player with Ubuntu on Windows Vista;
  • Copy from SVN Client, Paste in Windows does not work from the first try;
  • Copy something from Linux and Paste in Windows; everything works;
  • do again same Copy operation from SVN Client, this time it worked OK (and subsequent operations);
  • restart virtual machine and do again a copy from SVN Client - worked from the first try.

So, in the end it should work without problems. Anyway, we do not provide any warranty about how Syncro SVN Client acts in such environments (like virtual machines and so).

Best Regards,
Florin Avram
Syncro SVN Client Team
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Re: Bug: File info window 'copy' operation oddities

Postby kevinfolz » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:34 pm

Thanks for looking into this for me, I understand your point that its not supported in VM's... im surprised you didn't just flat out say that without testing. Glad I put my money towards this software w/ SMP upgrades.

I will try resetting my VM next time I have that issue, although it looks related to 'svn info' window being a table w/ cells, instead of just a plain text box. Probably Java's fault then.
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