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Re: svn:externals and revisions

From: Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-07-07 14:44:28 CEST

7/7/05, Molle Bestefich <molle.bestefich@gmail.com> wrote:
> 6/28/05, Norbert Unterberg <nunterberg@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This issue is coming up again and again. Are there any plans about a
> > new property that is designed for this kind of requests, like
> > "svn:internals" or a smarter "svn:externals" property that would

> OMG, it would be wonderful to have this fixed.
>
> I imagine that there are actually a whole lot more people that use
> svn:externals for references to framework / core files internally in
> the repository than there is people using it for it's original
> purpose? I've seen a lot of people use svn:external for internal refs
> over on TSVN, but noone that use it to reference external
> repositories. Am I completely wrong?
>
> We're getting bit by the svn:external design on a daily basis, and I
> imagine others are too... Here's some of the problems we've seen..
>
> Problems:
>
> - When tagging a project, svn:external'd files inside the tags
> continue to update to HEAD (already mentioned) :-(..
>
> - When changing the server name of the Subversion server, all of the
> svn:external tags go dead :-(..

 - In the same ball park: We're effectively locked with the SVN
access method that our current setup has - if we change it, all of the
external references will die :-O..

>
> - When switching a WC from one URL to another, framework files are not
> updated while everything else is. You have to do an explicit 'svn up'
> to get the framework files updated :-(..
>
> - When updating a WC, a long list of "External: blah blah" lines are
> output, which obscures the view and "hides" the interesting stuff, eg.
> files that have been updated :-(..
>

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