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Symbolic linkage available in SVN???

From: Bryce Bingham <bryce.bingham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 14:22:43 -0800 (PST)

Hey all,

My problem is the following:

I have 2 repositories, one for a library and one for a product that
uses the library. That is:

LIBRARY = source code for building a particular module
PRODUCT1 = source code for building a specific product, composed of
several modules

During development, we've maintained a separate LIBRARY as a submodule
of PRODUCT 1. That is, our repository looks like:

MAIN BRANCH
  |
  |
 +------------------------------+----------- . . .
  | |
  | + PRODUCT1
 + LIBRARY |
                                    + OTHER MODULES
                                    + LOCAL LIBRARY

Now that PRODUCT1 is fleshed out, we'd like to merge the changes in
PRODUCT1/LOCAL LIBRARY into MAIN BRANCH/LIBRARY. The idea is that
multiple products can all use this same LIBRARY.

My question: Is there a simple way to organize/automate SVN so that we
can check out the pertinent repositories with one checkout?

That is, a developer does an SVN Checkout of PRODUCT1. They therefore
check out:
  + PRODUCT1
  + PRODUCT1/OTHER MODULES
  + MAIN BRANCH/LIBRARY

If another developer checks out PRODUCT2, they will similarly check
out all their files plus MAIN BRANCH/LIBRARY.

We'd like to avoid forcing the developer to do 2 checkouts (1 for
product, 1 for library). I was curious as to whether SVN had an
ability to use a symbolic link to other modules not in current branch.

Regards,
Bryce Bingham

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