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Description of Problem:
Add files from existing folder should ignore .svn and .git folders (or have an option for this). I'm in the process of replicating a project structure of an existing application in Windows. In order to do that, I need to have some new projects that reference the same source files. I'm creating a copy of the project file, changing the guid, and deleting all of the copied source references. Then I'm adding links to the source files in the original project tree. When doing this, I'm using the "Add Existing Folder..." right click option. The resulting dialog will include the .svn folders in its selection menu. By clicking on the root folder (I want to include all folders/files) it selects the .svn folder and I have to manually remove them. At the very least, I would think it wouldn't automatically select folders with a . at the beginning of the name.
Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Open an existing project that is under svn
2. Make sure the project has folders with source files and sub folders
3. Create a new project
4. Select "Add Existing Folder..."
5. Select the folder from the original project's directory tree
6. Click OK
7. Click the checkbox next to the root folder's name to include all source files and sub folders
8. Note that the .svn folders are automatically selected.
The .svn folders in the original directory tree are automatically selected when selecting the root folder
The .svn folder will not be selected (or even present) in the directory tree
How often does this happen?
This makes complex projects difficult to replicate with new project files. In addition, the ability to multiselect folders would greatly enhance usability. One of the projects I'm porting has 20+ folders. I am having to go through this process for each and every folder.
This issue should only exist with Subversion 1.6, as for 1.7+ the .svn folder is in the root directory.
Is it worth investing time if the issue only affects an old version of Subversion?
Closing issue as WONTFIX as this only affects an ancient version of Subversion.