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RE: Feature wish/request: [--externals MODE] switch on update

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 01:45:17 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Branko Čibej [mailto:brane_at_xbc.nu] On Behalf Of Branko Cibej
> Sent: donderdag 5 mei 2011 23:40
> To: Roman
> Cc: Julian Foad; dev_at_subversion.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Feature wish/request: [--externals MODE] switch on update
> Ha. That quote from SVNbook is relevant.
> I would assume that this "feature" could be fixed in 1.7, since there is
> no longer a separate, disjoint "external working copy"?

In 1.7 directory externals are still in their own working copy (with it's own .svn/wc.db and pristine store)

Making them share a database and pristine store isn't that hard. But making it a single working copy requires a lot of work.

(Currently almost all code outside the lowest layers of wc_db assumes that a node and its children are always from the same repository. If you void that assumption...)

There are some other changes/fixes around externals: E.g. you can commit from two workingcopies of the same repository in a single commit.

Received on 2011-05-06 01:45:47 CEST

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