Bug 1087 - Commit on Solution node does not commit projects outside root folder
Summary: Commit on Solution node does not commit projects outside root folder
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Version Control ()
Version: 2.6
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Low normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lluis Sanchez
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-27 16:44 UTC by Neal
Modified: 2015-04-21 07:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Comment 1 Admin 2011-11-16 16:49:56 UTC
Are you using SVN or GIT? Which command are you using for committing?
Comment 2 Neal 2011-11-16 16:59:37 UTC

I right-click and choose Version Control / Commit
Comment 3 Admin 2011-11-16 17:37:18 UTC
The problem here is that SVN commands are per-folder. When you run the commit code in the MyApp solution, the SVN commit command is run on the folder that contains the solution. Since AnotherApp is outside the solution folder, it is ignored.

A solution to this problem is to change the file location directory in the solution. To do it, open the solution properties, in the Main Settings section, click on Location of Project Files. In the Root Directory entry select the parent folder of the solution. After doing that, a commit of the solution should include changes done in the sibling library (although it will include changes in all other projects under the same folder).

This is not only about committing, but also about all other version control operations. Also this may be a problem inside a project, when a project references files which are outside the project directory. We may consider other solutions, although I fear they will not be easy to implement using the current version control infrastructure.
Comment 4 Neal 2011-11-16 20:31:30 UTC
Thank you for the info.  What I would hope/expect when performing an operation at the solution level (top node) is that it operate against its own node and then tell each project within the solution to operate at its level.  This way no matter where the project resided on disk the project would take care of itself.