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

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-06 10:04:54 CET

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 08:57:50 +0100, Florian Storck <storck@givemepower.de> wrote:

> hmmm, I quite don't understand the problem here. I think, there basically 2
> cases, which are to handle:
> 1.) I make a tag: -> code freeze, all externals are freezed with their
> current head revision. Okay, if the ext repos are heavily used by others, I
> decide at beginning of developing to freeze the current state to the head
> revision (or any other I know which is good), to be sure not having revision
> glitches between testing and tagging. I think, the last one would be usual
> in a team environment. I think, breaking up the atomic commit feature is
> rather philosophical, because if you have several copies of external libs,
> it's also not very handy.

You might not see the advantage of having atomic commits. But for CVS,
this has been a nightmare ever since (_not_ having them). And breaking
them up is something no Subversion developer will ever do.

> 2.) I make a branch and would like to include external improvements and
> therefore all/some external version locks are removed.
> In all cases, some kind of GUI frontend for easily managing this external
> relations would be a nice benefit for TSVN e.g.. I think, implemented as
> listview with Local Dir / Remote Dir / Revision would be really nice.
> Revision could be a dropdown list with Head or user selected revision. How
> about that ?

You should reconsider your development strategy I think. Pointing
externals to /trunk/ HEAD is a very _bad_ thing to do. That way, with
every update the externals can change (and since they're not part of
your main project, that may break - if the externals are part of your
main project, then they shouldn't be included with svn:externals
anyway). Always use either '-rXXX' or point your externals to a tag.
That's the only way to avoid serious problems.


> P.S.: My replies usually take enormous time until they show up in the list.
> Is this normal ?

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