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Re: Help moving from a CVS paradigm!

From: Ben Reser <breser_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2004-07-23 02:06:48 CEST

On Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:22:45 +1000, Chris Rogers
<chris.rogers@norcross.com.au> wrote:
> I am a user of CVS, investigating the option of moving to Subversion.
> I have a (newbie) question, which reveals my lack of understanding of how
> subversion is supposed to work. I hope someone can shine some light on it
> for me.
> We have a lot of common source files, which are general files used in
> dozens of different projects (let's say - mybutton.h, mystring.h etc).
> Under CVS, I was able to setup a "common" project which included these
> files and had other projects link these in. Then when one is updated, all
> the other projects will see these changes.
> From what I can understand, this is not how things work in the world of
> subversion (where there are no real "links" between projects). Manually
> merging a changed file across all projects that use it (and remembering
> which ones use it in the first place) will bring me into grief.
> This is such a common type of setup that I know most people will have had
> to think about this and come up with workable solutions.
> How do you do achieve what I describe above, being able to easily update
> commonly shared code?

I think you'll want to look into svn:externals.
You can read about them here in the book:

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