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Re: Sparse Externals

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 06:05:28 +0200

On 21.10.2012 20:49, Ben Reser wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 1:00 AM, Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
>> Oh yes. Eventually I'd like to see something like this:
>> * The functionality of repo-relative externals replaced with some
>> flavour of in-repo links, so that the client doesn't even have to
>> know about them.
>> o ... though quite likely the client will have to have /some/ way
>> to know about the fact that it can see the same file twice under
>> different paths in the WC
>> * Most of the current uses of externals to other repositories replaced
>> by better handling of remote branches (including support for remote
>> merges) -- Julian and I have talked on and off about how to
>> implement this.
> Indeed remote merges would be helpful to a lot of workflows. Our
> support for vendor branches could essentially be fixed by this and
> Subversion front ends to other version control systems have become so
> prevalent that people could even merge from other version control
> systems.

That's one of the use cases we talked about, yes. Given how
heterogeneous the VCS world has become, more and more people will want a
feature like that.

-- Brane

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