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RE: Readonly externals

From: Nick Vaughan <n.vaughan_at_codestuff.net>
Date: 2007-02-19 11:03:41 CET

> Can you give some sort of use-case or rationale for this
> idea? What's the real problem being solved?

OK, here's an example:

I have a solution called Common which I use to develop, test and debug a
set of common libraries, for example SharedLib.

I have another solution which I use to develop my product which makes
use of SharedLib. I therefore use svn:externals to add SharedLib to the
source tree and I add SharedLib as a project reference to my solution.

What I'd like to do is to ensure that SharedLib, when its
checkedout/updated through the svn:externals is marked as readonly. This
serves as a reminder to me if I go to edit the project in my TheProduct
solution that it should really be modified in the Common solution where
I will ensure that it is fully tested, documented, etc, etc.

This would also be very useful where the external is pinned to a
specific revision where making modifications makes no real sense.

So, for example, the svn:externals could be:

SharedLib -r 205 -readonly

Or something similar.

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Received on Mon Feb 19 11:04:12 2007

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