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Item3551: Yellow alert box on bug pages is confusing

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I noticed the following line near the top of the page "Note that anything created or changed in standard webs (Main, TWiki, Sandbox etc) will be automatically reverted on every update". What does that mean - will the changes that I have taken the time to submit be discarded? Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of a wiki? What is an 'update' and how often does that occur? This could be a bit more user friendly.

-- TWiki:Main/EricWoods - 02 Feb 2007

This bugs TWiki runs from a checkout the MAIN branch of the Subversion that TWiki is developed on. All the topics in the standard distribution are on Subversion (SVN).

Approx every 10-15 minutes the running Bugs TWiki gets updated with the code from SVN including all the standard Webs such as TWiki, Main and Sandbox. You will probably have noticed that this TWiki is often a bit slow and sometimes shows the topic without any skin. This happens when you look up something in the middle of an update.

What this means is that if you add an example of a bug in the Sandbox web it will be wiped out a few minutes later.

The TestCases web is not in the distribution but it is also on SVN and is also overwritten at each sync. When developers want to update a topic or a test case we check it into SVN and it appears here on develop.twiki.org a few minutes later. This site is an important test bed for the TWiki developers as well as a bug reporting application.

The Bugs web is not part if the standard distribution so all the bugs are untouched.

To enable people to make test case topics to show a bug we have a web called LitterTray. This is not a standard web and not on SVN so you can safely add topics to LitterTray and LitterTray/Subweb. They will not be reverted by the SVN updates.

We have been talking a lot about having a link from either TWiki.org or here to SVN so that each time someone updates a topic it is checked into Subversion.

But the problem here is that it is difficult to code and noone has taken the time to do that. It has to be done in a way that peoples comments are not screwing up TWiki so we have a complete mess to clean out each time we release TWiki. It already takes me a full weekend to release TWiki. If I had to walk through 500 topics to see if someone had added a support question or written something that was wrong before each release I could add another two days to the release. But it would be nice if people with SVN checkin rights could update the topics here instead of having to update text files and check them in.

-- TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen - 02 Feb 2007

Summary Yellow alert box on bug pages is confusing
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.EricWoods
Codebase 4.1.0
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Thu, 01 Feb 2007, build 12712
AppliesTo NotTWiki

Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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