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Re: Externals to Mercurial

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Tue, 8 Mar 2011 01:59:27 +0200

The next step is to create a generic, inter-VCS network interface :-).

Kevin Grover wrote on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 at 15:13:30 -0800:
> If someone wanted this and came up with an 'svn:externals-foreign' (or
> svn:foreign-externals?) API of some sort, perhaps someone could get
> figure out a mechanism for coding the steps needed to check out and
> update those repositories, If so, an 'svn:foreign-externals' system
> could be generically created (and probably have the backend commands
> filed in for git, bz, cvs, etc..). Granted: it would depend on the
> proper executables for the foreign vcs to be present, but it would be
> generic and allow people to link to any vcs repository.
>
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 15:03, Ryan Schmidt
> <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Mar 7, 2011, at 16:20, Jean-Jacques Merillon wrote:
> >
> >> Le 7 mars 2011 à 19:54, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
> >>
> >>>> All my repositories are on svn and I have a lot of svn:externals property to use externals  librarries.
> >>>> I have to link my projet to an other project using mercurial, is it possible to add an externals link to a Mercucial repository ?
> >>>
> >>> No, but the fact that this might be useful was recently discussed in this thread:
> >>>
> >>> http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2011-02/0199.shtml
> >>
> >> Ok, thanks for your reply ! Sorry for duplicated question I did not find this thread
> >> So, do you know externals link to other repos (git, hg ...) will be implemented ?
> >
> > I have no information about that, beyond what was in the aforementioned thread. It is currently not possible, there is currently no feature request about it in the issue tracker, and to my knowledge nobody has attempted to write any code to implement it. So I would not expect Subversion to gain this feature soon.
> >
> >
> >
> >
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