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Re: VSS File Sharing

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-15 21:55:07 CET

Yes, externals would do it. Since you are at a "cusp" if you switch
scc systems, I also would advocate cleaning up the way you share
files -- you are much better off sharing at the folder level than
individual files here-and-there all over the place. Much more robust.

--Tim

On Nov 15, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Steve O'Hara wrote:

> I'm a newbie to SVN and come from a VSS (I know, I know) background.
> We'd really like to switch to subversion but the one show-stopper
> for us
> is the lack of file sharing.
> A very large number of our VSS projects share code files. In fact,
> I'm
> not sure we have any projects that don't share some sort of file with
> another project.
>
> Now VSS has it's faults, but this feature is a real winner in our
> developer community and prevents the re-invention of the wheel. In
> fact, I'd go further and say thay this feature has been fundamental to
> the increased stability of some of our modules - as they get used in
> more and more projects they get better and better debugged in more and
> more diverse operating conditions.
>
> As I understand it, the "externals" feature of svn is only
> applicable to
> directories. Has anyone got any ideas how I could mitigate the
> lack of
> sharing files in svn that might come some way close to exhibiting the
> desired behaviour?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
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