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Re: let's kill svn:externals

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2003-07-23 20:01:01 CEST

SteveKing wrote:

> Suggestion:
> extend svn:externals so that it also can be "folder HEAD http://myurl"
> and only tag this case. (assume HEAD if no -r is given).
> Because tagging the externals when a revision is specified is
> not necessary since the user already did that.

Umh, it already does that, doesn't it? just leave out the HEAD.

> Now: with every "svn up" the externals also get updated. When doing that
> check the HEAD revision of the external project and store that inside
> another property (e.g. svn:externalsrev) which is invisible to the user.
> If you do a "svn copy" now all you have to do is replace the "HEAD"
> of the original svn:externals property with that stored revision number:
> "folder HEAD http://myurl" -> "folder -r 888 http://myurl"

The problem with that is that when you have an external pointing to
http://foo/repos/trunk/whatever, and you tag everything under trunk, it
still points to trunk, where you would want it to point to the tag.
This is the kind of thing that would make this sort of support useful,
and the kind of thing that is difficult to implement at the moment.


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Received on Wed Jul 23 20:01:51 2003

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