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RE: File externals

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:37:23 -0400

>>On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Gabriel SCOLAN <gabriel.scolan_at_sagem.com<mailto:gabriel.scolan_at_sagem.com>> wrote:
>>In version 1.6.x, the following limitation on File external is mentioned:
>>File externals cannot refer to files from other repositories. A file external's URL must always be in the same repository as the URL that the file external will >be inserted into
>>Why does this limitation exist ? Is there an objective to remove this limitation in the up an coming version 1.6.x or 1.7 ?

>The issue is quite simple: What if that remote repository is no longer available or the server to the external repository has changed? What if >that remote repository upgraded to a new version of Subversion that isn't compatible with your client? You might get to a point where it is >now impossible to checkout and build your project.

>You also now have the responsibility of your Subversion client suddenly having to access another repository which will probably require >different credentials or be using a different protocol.
But, don't all those issues exist for directory externals which can be pointed to another repository?

BOb

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