SVN breakages: Wrath of the Sith!

We’ve had some issues within our department previously with the misuse of SVN.  In particular, some folks were merging changes from their development branch to the trunk branch, then forgetting to commit the trunk branch – which would result in hell breaking loose a bit further down the line.

In an attempt to sort this problem out, we set up a war board system that monitors the trunk SVN repositories for any uncommited stuff.  When it finds anything, it starts flashing alerts, and the developer responsible then has to drop whatever he’s doing and fix it.  It’s worked well.

Until today, when we rigged it to additionally play the Star Wars Imperial March…