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Re: Are file externals good enough to release 1.7?

From: Neels J Hofmeyr <neels_at_elego.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Sep 2011 03:41:38 +0200

On 09/08/2011 12:04 AM, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
> At this stage in the release process, my primary concern is "are these
> issues a regression from 1.6?" File externals in 1.6 were a hack; are
> we making things worse in 1.7? If things are on parity with 1.6, I
> don't see this as being anything close to a release blocker.

Comparing 1.6.17 to 1.7.x...

- Issue #4000 is a regression. (I had nominated some revisions for that, but
removed that nomination until Philip's find has also been fixed.)

- Issue #4002 is a regression in that it shows an error message, fix is
r1164027 (was included in #4000's nomination, now has its own).

- file external in unversioned:
1.6:
[[[
Fetching external item into 'UNVER/a'
svn: warning: 'UNVER' is not a working copy
<no external brought in>
]]]

1.7:
[[[
Fetching external item into 'UNVER/a':
A UNVER/a
Updated external to revision 1.

At revision 1.
+ svn status UNVER/a
svn: E155010: The node '/tmp/1.7_unver_fileextl.vJb/wc/UNVER' was not found.
+ svn ci -mm UNVER/a
svn: E155010: Commit failed (details follow):
svn: E155010: The node '/tmp/1.7_unver_fileextl.vJb/wc/UNVER' was not found.
+ svn up
...
Fetching external item into 'UNVER/a':
U UNVER/a
Updated external to revision 3.
]]]
If we leave it as-is, updating FEs (by recursion) works as expected, not
much else. Should we reinstate the bail, disallowing file externals in
unversioned dirs, until we have a complete implementation?

Otherwise I know of no regressions. (Re-ran all my recent externals test
scripts comparing 1.6.17 to 1.7.x.)

Workin' on #4000.

~Neels

Received on 2011-09-08 03:42:11 CEST

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