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RE: WC-NG, externals and fast properties

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 13:57:29 +0000

>>>> 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.
> If you do
> Assuming you committed
> $ svn propset svn:externals A .
> $ svn up .
> (updates externals to match definition nothing->A)
> $ svn ci -m""
> $ svn propset svn:externals B .
> $ svn update .
> Then currently this updates the directory to the definition A (just to be
> safe), while you (and many others) would like it to go to B.
> So assume the preferred scenario this would do the update A->B
> But then you have the even likely case
> $ svn propset svn:externals C
> $ svn update .
> This would then apply A->C, so this could potentially break your working
> copy, by leaving traces of B.

Ok. I get it. Thank you again for the explanation!

And good luck with the implementation. I'm looking forward to it!

Received on 2011-05-12 15:58:09 CEST

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