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An idea...

From: Michael Tiller <mtiller_at_emmeskay.com>
Date: 2007-02-09 22:17:56 CET

I've got an idea. Please feel free to tell my why it is a bad idea (I
looked in the issue tracker and I didn't see anything that looked like

The svn:externals functionality is extremely useful (at least for me).
But it is such a pain to use. It seems to me that a very intuitive way
to add the functionality would be to allow a "SVN Checkout..." inside a
working copy. That is effectively what an svn:externals is right? The
point being that if you do an SVN Checkout within a working copy that
implicitly means an svn:externals. The dialog would be exactly the same
right? But instead of doing a real "checkout" you'd be adding the
svn:externals property. If it already existed, you'd be appending to
it. If you removed the directory you'd be removing it, etc.

Doesn't this seem like an intuitive way to support svn:externals and
simultaneously reuse much of the infrastructure (e.g. dialogs) already
in TortoiseSVN?

OK...now tell me why it's a bad idea. I'm assuming it is because
otherwise it would already be implemented like all the other extremely
cool (and very user friendly) features in TSVN.


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