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Re: Are you willing to serve as a Google Summer of Code mentor?

From: <kmradke_at_rockwellcollins.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:32:20 -0500

"C. Michael Pilato" <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote on 03/11/2009 02:59:08 PM:
[snip]
> > Are you aware of any tasks in those areas (or elsewhere) that would
make
> > good GSOC project?
>
> I think a simple implementation of viewspecs (which makes use only of a
> custom sparse checkout, initially) would rock. I'd love to be able to
tell
> Subversion developers to use a versioned viewspec that grabs trunk and
> branches/FOO (where FOO is the most current backport branch), for
example.

Couldn't viewspecs be implemented as something that manipulates
svn:external
properties? I think it would work now that file level externals are
supported, it is just that most tools don't visualize/manipulate
externals very well/easy...

In fact, I've thought about implementing "svn label" using file level
externals. This would allow people to treat "labels" similar
to how they do it in other systems -- just some marker that points
to a particular revision of a file. A "viewspec" is really
nothing than a configurable label, so it should work...

Kevin R.

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