Thursday, December 06, 2007

Long source file names don’t work well in TSWA 2005

We have not run into an issue with long file paths in TSWA, but another TFS administrator in this monster of a company has. Apparently it's caused when you have a file path more than 260 characters. We're probably not running into the error for one of these two reasons.

First, our localCache path is set to D:\cachedir from the default of C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Web Access\cache\. Thus saving us 64 characters.

Second, who interacts with source code from TSWA? While I nice feature to put in the marketing material, our users don’t use it often.

Here is a good posting explaining some more of the gory details. Sounds like the issue is fixed in TSWA 2008.

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