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Re: [PATCH] new property 'svn:tarballs'

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2003-07-12 23:27:02 CEST

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben Collins-Sussman" <sussman@collab.net>
> You haven't persuaded me. You're saying that you have a project that
> depends on 10GB of 3rd-party tools. And I assume that your project
> maintains patches against the releases of these tools; that is, you
> have private "vendor branches" going.

No. Usually these are not patches but complete releases. We like
it better that way.

> If 10GB is too large to import in the svn repository, then don't.
> Make your *build* system grab and unpack the tarballs and apply your
> custom patches, just like the freebsd ports system does.
> Subversion is not a build system. It's a way to version source code.

That would be a solution, yes. But I'd rather have such a feature
in subversion.

I wonder: the svn:externals tag isn't that different in function as
my proposed svn:tarballs - So can you explain me why
svn:externals is for versioning source code but svn:tarballs isn't?

But whatever, I won't push it any further. If you guys don't want
it then so be it. But I'll take the right to be dissapointed.


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