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Re: Final(?) Relative Externals format

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-01-26 02:07:35 CET

Shurik O wrote:
>>> How about a repository that is accessed using svn:// (svnserve -r) or
>>> http:// from the inside and
>>> svn+ssh:// from the outside? ...
>> True, but this kind of setup is explicitly recommended against in
>> Subversion's documentation. We recommend that people pick an RA method
>> and stick with it.

We do?
I'm running all my non-trivial repositories over both access methods
simultaneously, because svn: is faster but http: is conveniently linkable.

> I see. I might have missed this recommendation because it is inside a
> section named "Supporting Multiple Repository Access Methods" and explains
> in
> great detail how to do just that :-)
> Seriously though, I am concerned that once decided, I will have to stick
> with
> this method forever. Otherwise, if I change the repository access URL two
> years
> from now I will lose the access to today's versions of the code.
> Hardly a good option. In this sense host-relative paths are just as bad as
> the absolute ones.


I still feel strongly that we need a repos-root-relative externals

It's a rather horrible design to require hardcoding the served path of a
repository into the repository, when there is no real reason to do so.


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Received on Wed Jan 26 02:13:53 2005

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