RE: subclipse and externals
From: Ian Brockbank <Ian.Brockbank_at_wolfsonmicro.com>
Date: 2005-08-19 10:24:31 CEST
From: Rebecca_Young@DSTInnovis.com [mailto:Rebecca_Young@DSTInnovis.com]
We will be converting to subversion shortly. My question is regarding eclipse and using externals in subversion. With other clients, defining an external has had no impact on checking in. But if we have a multi-directory path in the external definition, we have a problem. Example:
The file used to set the svn:externals property for 'racm':
It appears to be necessary to place the directories with the package path in the defn (i.e. "com/dstsytems/concorde/business...."). If we didn't do that, then the classpath would be messed up because the valueObject and publicAPI directories do not go under the racm directory. Is that clear? So when we do it this way, everything checks out nicely in the correct directory relationships, so that we can build our individual components. Problem is with Eclipse. Now I am not a developer and really know very little about eclipse, but from my experiments, I've found that Eclipse does not allow those extra dirs in the externals defn. It says that all the dirs in front of racm are not versioned, so no version control operations that update can be performed on racm. With TortoiseSVN and command line, no problem! Would you happen to know a way to tell eclipse to accept these 'extra' directories?
Thanks for any help!
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