Why don't the branding repo changes get rendered into UI?

It may be due to the property 'subversion_branding.repository_base' pointing to /sf-svnroot instead of the /svnroot directory, which is used by the scm-integration of the csfe installation.

First, check the location of the branding repository in subversion_branding.repository_base=/sf-svnroot' in /opt/collabnet/teamforge/runtime/conf/sourceforge.properties.

If it has to be /svnroot, then add an entry that states SUBVERSION_BRANDING_REPOSITORY_BASE=/svnroot

Then re-create a runtime and restart TeamForge.