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Re: What happened to tags/branches with svn:externals?

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-02 14:26:12 CET

On 3/2/06, Turaukar Yur <yuraukar@hotmail.com> wrote:
> I understand the "problem" that the script would have - although I would
> call them restrictions instread.

Then you don't really *understand* the problem.

> For me and my situation, I would not see any disadvantage. Compared to what
> I would need to do without that (manually update svn:external references
> after the copy) this would be a huge advantage.
> Doesn't work accross repositories? - Not a problem, just restrict its usage
> to "local" svn:external references. Needs to access remote repositories? No,

How? How do you know if an URL points to the same or a different
repository? I mean without asking the repository about its UID?
Because if we have to ask for that, as I mentioned that would increase
the time needed for the whole operation a lot.

> if you restrict to local usage. Potentially slow? Not if you restrict to

With 'local usage' do you mean file:/// access? Oh yes, I'll spend
many many hours implementing something only 1% of all users can ever
If you mean access to the working copy: there's information about
repositories which are not available from the working copy alone.
(like the current HEAD revision).

> local use and in any case much much faster than manually doing the change.
> Lets say the script already addresses my needs. The problem I have is that I
> am on a Windows workstation, svn runs on a Linux server. I don't want to ssh
> into the server to manually trigger the script.
> If you are (still) not considering this as an enhancement, then how could I
> trigger that from the Windows workstation?

I know you want this feature, I'd like to have it too. But even if I
would implement something that would work for most people, I then
would have to deal with all the others complaining about broken
builds. Which in the end will take more time than to actually
implement the feature that way.
So I won't do it. End of story.
I will wait for Subversion to add this feature (because some things
required for this feature are outside of apps just using the lib, it
must be done in the Subversion lib itself).

If you want to get the script to work on Windows, why don't you ask
the one who wrote it?
Seriously: I can't give you support for something others have done.


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