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RE: Roadmap for 1.1

From: Jay Glanville <jay.glanville_at_naturalconvergence.com>
Date: 2004-04-07 14:09:12 CEST

> Hi All,
>
> I've been thinking about this a bit more, and I think I have
> two concrete
> proposals:
>
> 1: Allow relative paths in svn:externals.
>
> From previous postings, I gather that a path of the form
> ../bar is easier to
> work with than absolute paths from the root of the
> repository. That would
> do me fine.
>
> I have updated #1336 with our use case as below. See
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1336
>
> 2: Allow multiple svn:externals to map to the same directory
>
> This would be useful for (e.g.) modifications to kernels.
> Say I am working
> on half a dozen files in a Linux driver. It would be useful
> to be able to
> set up a mapping e.g.
>
> Linux http://someserver/linuxkernel
> Linux http://localserver/repos/my-skeleton-kernel
>
> and have any files in
> http://localserver/repos/my-skeleton-kernel overwrite
> the same files from http://someserver/linuxkernel, but leave
> the rest of the
> files from http://someserver/linuxkernel as they are. I
> would then just
> check in my modified files to the appropriate directories in
> my-skeleton-kernel.
>
> How to resolve ambiguities and clashes? Take the last one
> which matches.
> This could apply for checkins as well.
>
> This might fall out of the fix for #1788 (see
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1788),
> but I've added a
> new enhancement request #1820 in case it doesn't. I also include more
> detail and examples. See
> http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1820.
> This would also
> solve my build file problem - again, more details in #1820.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Ian Brockbank C.Eng. MBCS

Ian, is it implicit in your proposal that svn:externals can point to
files?

Virtually all my requirements for links would be resolved if we could
get svn:externals to point to individual files.

JDG

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Jay Glanville
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