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Re: [TSVN] svn:external with branches/tags and automatic revision locking?

From: SteveKing <steveking_at_gmx.ch>
Date: 2004-12-03 16:58:37 CET

Albrecht Moll wrote:
> I have found the svn:external feature also very interesting but it seems
> very few people use it. I do.
> You have to be careful as hell fixing the revision on code freeze - don't
> know how often this trapped me...
>
> I already asked the same question on users@subversion.tigris.org but that
> posting didn't even make it into the list.
> Seems nobody cares :-(

Well, you can't say nobody cares. I opened an issue about this a year
and a half ago already:
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1258

But as I mentioned on this list over and over again: as long as only one
person requests a feature or wants a bug fixed, it won't get a high
priority. So please stand up and do something! Go to the Subversion
issue tracker and add a comment, place your vote there. As long as
nobody does that but just complains on this list here, they won't even
notice that people care about an issue.

But you have to keep in mind that this isn't an easy issue to fix:
- just adding an '-rXXXX' to the property won't help if the externals
project isn't from the same repository. The other repository might have
a completely different revision
- tagging such an external project isn't atomic anymore. So if someone
else commits to the externals project between the time you tested your
project and the time you finally tag your project, you won't have the
correct revision added to the property.

Stefan

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