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Re: Relative externals

From: Matthew Danish <mrd+nospam_at_cmu.edu>
Date: 2004-09-08 21:00:36 CEST

"Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
> Matthew Danish wrote:
> > A patch was submitted for this issue, #1336, in July. Will this be
> > going into 1.1? I would like to see this supported in 1.1, because
> > externals are otherwise completely unusable to us;
> Indeed, externals are sadly limited right now.
> However, time is now getting very short before 1.1.0-rc3.
> Even if the patch didn't need further work (which it does), the 1.1.x
> branch isn't really supposed to be receiving new features, especially
> at this late stage.
> The change is fairly localized, and the benefits quite significant, so
> consensus *might* permit bending this rule - but it would require a
> committer to take an interest and devote time to fixing up the patch,
> and getting it into trunk ASAP.

I have decided to try working on the patch myself a bit. I managed to
remove the dependency on Neon, and to make host(?)-local relative
paths work properly. My tests are successful so far.

> > the other users of
> > my repository do not all use the same URL to access it, since they map
> > network drives differently.
> Erm... network drives? I assume this is a FSFS repository, then?


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