Netbeans Preparing Commit

If you ever tried to SVN commit a big project using Netbeans (Magento?) you have most likely seen that “Preparing Commit” message doing seemingly absolutely nothing for several minutes. Apparently the commit takes forever because Netbeans is scanning the entire projet to localize any changes done by external applications before committing. This is not really an issue in 99% of my usual work days thus I had to find a way to disable this.

Seems that adding

-J-Dnetbeans.subversion.commit.deepStatusRefresh=false

To he netbeans configuration file will disable the automatic scan during the commit preparation phase. If for whatever reason  you end up changing a file outside Netbeans (external text editor, adding new pictures…) you cam simply go to the “Files” tab and right-click your projet and hit “Refresh Folder” to let it scan everything.

See http://wiki.netbeans.org/FaqNetbeansConf for information on how to change the netbeans configuration file.

2 comments

  1. Does not work in Netbeans 7.4.
    But changing the configuration Tools/Options/Versioning/Subversion/Prefered Client to “CLI” helps.

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