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Re: Caching externals

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 14:43:14 +0100

2008/7/22 markvt <markvantilburg_at_gmail.com>:
> We use tortoise as client, but a feature that would be really
> appreciated would be caching of externals.
>
> e.g. my svn layout is like this:
>
> trunk/src/bin (50MB of dll files)
>
> trunk/src/project1/bin (external from trunk/src/bin)
> trunk/src/project2/bin (external from trunk/src/bin)
> trunk/src/project3/bin (external from trunk/src/bin)
>
> So when i update it will check the bin folder again and again for each
> project, and redownload all the bin files if they are not there.
> However i already have the bin folder on my drive from trunk/src/bin
> so how about changing tortoise if it downloaded an external already
> into another folder just grabbing the files from that folder instead
> of downloading them again ?

Why don't you improve your project layout so that you don't have
multiple copies of the same files - a common directory for these dlls.

The answer is no anyway. The externals are handled in the subversion
library, so we don't touch them directly.

Simon

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