Re: CVS Modules/ SVN Externals
From: Corris Randall <corris_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-03-11 04:57:17 CET
Thanks for the response.
That does seem somewhat helpful for third party
I have ( er, will have ) the same issue with my
and it would use the same connection info that you are
--- The problem with the way externals work now is that if your current project ( the one that has this externals property set on i t ) is actually in a branch, and you commit something in there that should stay on the branch till you merge, you're actually c ommiting to the trunk and possibly breaking things. this possible breakage may seem like a reasonable trade off for third party apps ( "If you need to make a change to a third party library that's set as an external property, then checkout that library on it's own, and test there, then commit to trunk" ), but it's not acceptable for checkouts that bring together common code from 10 other directories. ideally it would use a relative path from where you checked it out ( so if you checked out /trunk/someapp , and the externals was common/app_win common/app_win, then it would checkout /trunk/someapp. likewise, if you checked out /branches/wildnewfeature/someapp, it would checkout /branches/wildnewfeature/common/app_win. for this to work, you'd have to make it so when you commit any copies to a branch or tag dir, it would also copy all the externals too ( effectivly branching/tagging the common components specified in the externals property ). that sounds like a nightmare. Am I asking for too much? -corris --- Patrick Sunter <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Corris, > > I'm too have found my only gripe with svn so far is > the limited abilities of > svn:externals. > > > Ideally we'd like to tag a "module" which > > would tag the source, and all the shared > components. > > in a previous mailing list post, someone pointed out > that there's an optional in > the svn:externals definition to add a revision > number to the URL eg: > foo/bar -r 1234 http://example.com/repos/zag > (this is documented in "svn help propset", but not > in the Book, strangely) > > So one approach would be: > 1. Create your tag by svn copying the project to a > tag URL. > 2. Check out the tag URL, and modify each > svn:externals definition to point to > the correct revision (or tag) of the shared code > they import. > > A bit cumbersome, but at least it means you have > full control over which > tag/revision you use of each imported bit of code. > > I don't think the svn:externals is something the > developers have put much effort > into yet - I pointed out that they don't really work > if you're using port > forwarding through ssh the other day, and got no > response. > > cheers, Patrick. > > -- > Patrick Sunter > -------------- > Visitor in Geophysics > Center for Advanced Computing Research > Mail Code : 158-79 > California Institute Of Technology, > Pasadena, CA 91125, USA. > Ph : +1 (1) 626 395 2565 > Fax : +1 (1) 626 584 5917 > E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org > -------------- > Project Coordinator & Software Engineer > Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing > E-Mail: email@example.com __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Yahoo! Search - Find what you’re looking for faster http://search.yahoo.com --------------------------------------------------------------------- To unsubscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For additional commands, e-mail: email@example.comReceived on Fri Mar 12 08:59:28 2004
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