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RE: Re: partial checkout with svn:external problem

From: Paul van der Hulst <paul_at_piak.nl>
Date: Mon, 5 Dec 2011 00:20:08 -0800 (PST)

> Reducing functionality? Can't be, since that never worked and never
> will.

Can't (svn does not the possibility to administer this property in a checkout) or won't (tortoisesvn will not allow this although it is perfectly valid in svn)?

>Meaning that 'functionality' never existed in the first place.

I think that depends on your definition of 'worked'. I have version 1.7.1 here which actually allows me to select or deselect external folders for a selective checkout, and I do (respectively don't) get those externals in my checkout (admittedly in the wrong location, so it doesn't work perfectly). The problem is that when I do select the externals, the rest of the checkout is broken.
I think that functionality basically 'worked' in 1.7.1 and the selective checkout of the non-external files does not.

But seriously, isn't this just a matter of changing the order of operations: first checkout the locals, then the externals? In the selection_w_external log it seems too much priority is given to the externals.

Paul

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