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Re: [TSVN] Re: external libs in our sourcetree

From: SteveKing <stefankueng_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-12-21 11:17:34 CET

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 10:03:45 +0000, Russell Hind <rh_gmane@mac.com> wrote:
> SteveKing wrote:
> >
> > But there's a drawback: the size of a checkout would increase. So what
> > do you guys think? Leave it as it is now, or change it?
> >
> I would vote to do this if possible. From what I've seen, if the code
> hasn't changed, the check is fairly quick, so only the initial checkout
> would take some time (and as pointed out you have to download these at
> some point anyway). After that, only large data transfers would apply
> when you updated to newer libs which I can't see happening that often.
> It would certainly make maintaining things much easier as when you move
> to a new version of wix or whatever, it will come down with the nightly.

Haven't even thought of WiX yet ;)
Another problem is the whole tools folder, which right now we keep as
a zipped 10MB file in our download area.
If only Subversion would do checkouts without fetching the externals,
but fetch them only on explicit request - that would make it much
easier for people with 56k modems.


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