[cvsnt] Windows resource files getting corrupted.

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Thu Apr 24 00:26:13 BST 2008

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Chuck Kirschman wrote:

> One case where I've seen this is if the file being committed has a mix 
> of \r and \r\n characters. 

That can't happen at all on cvsnt - it has safeguards on both the client 
and server to avoid problems caused by mixed line endings.

On the old cvs it was a major problem, especially when people shared 
sandboxes or used cygwin cvs at the same time as a windows editor.  It's 
one of the reasons we strongly advise not doing either of these things, 
even now.

A resource file is just a text file.. there's nothing special about it 
so if it was a server problem you'd see it on source files as well - it 
sounds like there's something else happening on the clients.  The only 
scenario I can think of is something modifying the resource files 
without modifying the timestamp - which would either require a 
termninally broken resource editor or trying to use a network share with 
  the sandbox that doesn't record timestamps properly.


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