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RE: Externals and repository update checking

From: Hutchinson, Steve (UK) <steven.hutchinson_at_mbda-systems.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 15:23:41 +0100

Many thanks Stefan, appreciated. Will look at commit monitor.

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From: Stefan Küng [mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com]
Sent: 07 April 2011 15:20
To: users_at_tortoisesvn.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Externals and repository update checking

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On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 13:27, Hutchinson, Steve (UK) <steven.hutchinson_at_mbda-systems.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Have a product structure that look like the below :-
>
> DESIGN_FOLDER
> -------Module A
> -------Module B
> -------Module C
> -------Module D
>
> The DESIGN_FOLDER has external properties to import say Modules A and
> B into the design folder. The external specifies a specific revision
> to be extracted.

That's the problem, or better: the reason it works as it does.
Since you have the externals property pinned to a specific revision.
SVN has to honor that. Any changes to the externals must not be considered ever but only the pinned revision. That's why an update won't fetch anything new, even if there are commits to the externals.
That's also why the remote status check (in the check-for-modifications dialog) doesn't show any modifications on the
repository: there were no modifications to the pinned revision (there can't be).

You might want to consider using an external tool to inform you about such updates. As it happens, I've written such a tool already:
http://tools.tortoisesvn.net/CommitMonitor.html

It does the job and uses as less memory as possible (unlike some other tools who claim to do the same).

Stefan

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