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RE: WC-NG, externals and fast properties

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 13:47:35 +0000

Thanks for your quick and detailed response!

>> I noticed recently that the behavior when working with externals have
>> changed in SVN 1.7. Local changes to the svn:externals property in the
>> working copy is by default not honored during an update, before a commit.
> There are fundamental problems with how we have to process the svn:externals
> property: we need the version *exactly* how it was at the last svn update
> and the 'latest' version, to make the svn:externals processing handle
> definition changes.
> (We really need the *CHANGES of externals*...)
> But the real solution is to add a store which contains what externals we
> knew at the last update.

Ah. We need the pristine versions of the properties. But they must be known already, or reverts of property changes would not work. What am I missing here?

> And I'm working on that right now. Once that store is operational (guess: by
> the end of this week), we can safely re-enable local changes to
> svn:externals, but without the problems of the past.

Oh! That's great! Good to know that someone is looking into this.

When you are writing "store", I guess you are referring to something other than the wc database. If that is so, what is the reason not to put it in the database?

Received on 2011-05-11 15:48:15 CEST

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