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Information requested about an svn:externals end case

From: Kathy <howbizr_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 08:13:48 -0700 (PDT)

I uncovered a defect or rather an issue (matter of opinion really)
with the Subclipse plug-in for Eclipse. Would someone be interested in
contacting me or Subclipse developers to help provide some information
about how Tortoise handles the scenario to help us fix Subclipse?
Since it's repeatable, I was able to compare it directly to Tortoise &
Tortoise behaves as I would expect (it does not show false
positives).

Here was the issue that I reported to the Subclipse community for
reference:

Subject: Externals property bug - folder UI

OS: Windows XP SP2
Eclipse: 3.3.2 Europa Winter build
SVN Team Provider Core: 1.2.4
Subclipse: 1.2.4 (I think that's the same thing - different panel)

Background:
We have a collection of projects. Rather than checking dependencies
into the repository multiple times, we have one project of just
distributions, and all the other SVN projects reference the jars using
the externals property. So a normal project looks like this:

MyProject
- externals

Nothing else is checked into the externals folder - it just has the
svn:externals property set to it.

Issue:
Sometimes the directories that are part of the external don't work
correctly. When the referencing project's folder is too deep,
Subclipse does behave as expected.

Base scenario that works:
<folder>/<folder> <URL>
But this one would not:
<folder>/<folder>/<folder> <URL>
This also does not work:
<folder>/<folder>/<folder>/<folder> <URL>

It seems very reproducible. When I do a checkout for the first time,
all of the folders & files come down in the right place. But the
"middle" folder(s) appear unversioned in the UI. However, when I view
the same folders in TortoiseSVN, this behavior does not occur.

So in this scenario:

MyProject/externals/<grandparent folder>/<parent folder>/<child
folder>/myjar.jar

Subsclipse behavior: <parent folder> will show as unversioned, and
'externals' will show as modified.

In contrast, TortoiseSVN behavior: 'MyProject' and 'externals' both
show as versioned but unmodified, <parent folder> has no markings at
all, <child folder> shows as versioned but unmodified, and 'myjar.jar'
shows as versioned and unmodified.

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Received on 2008-06-25 17:48:14 CEST

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