We are reporting here a conflict we experienced between the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium and TortoiseCVS 1.10.6; they were installed on a HP Pavilion dv9695el notebook equipped with a shiny (sigh) Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit).
After installing the latest (1.10.6) version of TortoiseCVS, which does not support officially Windows Vista, we started experiencing some very annoying issues with the new (Vista certified) Adobe Creative Suite 3:
The preferences file is corrupted and has been restored with the default settings. The corrupted file will be copied and saved as: AIPrefs.err.
Error in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Startup Scripts CS3\Adobe InDesign\indesign-5.0.jsx Line 106: indesign5.versionID = 5.0; Invalid digit found in the number
The error #2 appeared also when running InDesign, in all cases it seemed to be a parsing problem.
If we tried to remove the preferences file
AIPrefs, error #1 did not appear when running Illustrator for the first time after the deletion, but it appeared regularly the following times. This behaviour prevented any setting from being saved because it was reset at each running. Note that the error was raised also leaving the default settings untouched.
We removed the latest version of TortoiseCVS and installed the older release (1.8.32) for Windows 98 and NT4: the errors disappeared and everything worked flawlessly again. But we are still wondering what could be the shared component or setting that generated the conflict.