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Re: Show externals in Repo Browser

From: Peter McNab <mcnab_p_at_melbpc.org.au>
Date: 2005-11-10 04:02:10 CET

Leon Zandman wrote:

>Yesterday I used SVN externals for the first time in one of my
>repositories. I noticed that svn:externals references don't show up as
>file/folder trees in the Repo Browser. The only way to know about an
>external is to view the properties of the parent directory. I know this
>is the place where externals are defined, but I think TSVN could improve
>something here.
>Would it be an idea to show externals explicitly in the Repo Browser?
>Maybe not as a whole sub tree, but maybe as a (differently coloured)
>item below its parent directory?
>Leon Zandman

As you noticed, the external repositories pointed to in the local WC are
not visible within the Repo Browser.
Checking out the Externals folder is required to discover what if
anything is pointed to by externals properties.
To overcome this visual "absence" of information I have adopted the
following practice.

To know that a project relies on external source libraries, I create an
"Externals" folder alongside Trunk, Branches, Tags etc in the root of
the repository. This folder is visible when Repo browsing. Within that
additional revisioned folder you create another revisioned empty folder,
one for each external repo element (like a tagged revision). Then within
each of those folders set the property to point to the particular
revision of the external repo.


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Received on Thu Nov 10 08:31:54 2005

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