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Re: external Pin on Branch Option

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2007-04-11 10:02:48 CEST

Eric J. Smith wrote:
> Any comments on this one? Is it a bad idea for some reason?
> Eric J. Smith
> *From:* Eric J. Smith [mailto:ejsmith@codesmithtools.com]
> *Sent:* Monday, April 09, 2007 10:08 AM
> *To:* dev@tortoisesvn.tigris.org
> *Subject:* svn:external Pin on Branch Option
> I was thinking that a really useful and quick feature for TSVN could
> be to have a checkbox on the Branch/Copy dialog for pinning external
> revisions to their current revision. It seems like when you branch or
> tag a copy of your project, a lot of times, you would want to pin your
> externals to that point in time as well. Right now we have to go into
> the branch / tag manually and change the svn:external property to
> point to the current revision so that the external is pinned and
> doesn’t change when we want to work on that branch or checkout the tag.
> Does this make sense?
> Eric J. Smith
Just my 2C worth.
Yes the ability to checkout an earlier revision of a repo and also have
the externals automagically checked out so the state of your machine is
identical to that as existed at some nominated point in the past would
make life much simpler.


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Received on Wed Apr 11 10:03:17 2007

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