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RE: Local changes to externals (Was: Removing externals)

From: Hans-Emil Skogh <Hans-Emil.Skogh_at_tritech.se>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 07:02:55 +0000

>>> It ignores *local* changes to the svn:externals property by
>>> default now.
>> Oh! I think this is pretty bad. It really flies in the face of all
>> test-before-you-commit practices. :-(
>> Is there any way we can improve this on the TSVN-side? Either by
>> making an update always honor the current WC state of all
>> svn:externals properties (my preference), or by adding a checkbox to
>> the edit svn:externals dialog that does the update automatically if
>> the external is changed (hopefully default-checked..).
> I'll add an option to change the default.

Ok, the best we can do I suppose...

> The current default is what the CL client will use as its default too,
> because checking for local mods to external props takes a long time and
> this was done for performance reasons.

Ouch! I see what you mean. The properties are stored as a single string-blob for each node. What a design fail! :-(

This makes me so sad indeed... So much for a faster working copy code; even being forced to make a behavioral change (strictly for the worse) because of the bad performance of WC-NG..! *sigh*

Hans-Emil

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