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RE: Can SVN share files and projects?

From: Ian Brockbank <Ian.Brockbank_at_wolfsonmicro.com>
Date: 2004-08-18 14:51:24 CEST

Hi Alan,

> Ok, that's reasonable - I agree; you definitely want to get a
> particular build's
> files exactly as they were at that time.
>
> Are you saying that svn:externals always gets from HEAD? So
> if I "go back in
> time" and get an older revision of a project which uses
> svn:externals, it'll get
> the project's files from the proper revision, but the
> external files from that
> other project's HEAD?
>
> If that's true, then my separate-directory idea wouldn't
> work; I'd never be able
> to go back to older revisions without a lot of manual work.

You can specify a revision in your svn:externals. We use a script to do
our tagging which does an svn copy followed by updating each
svn:externals definition in the destination to include the version.

Cheers,

Ian Brockbank
Senior Applications Software Engineer
e: ian.brockbank@wolfsonmicro.com / apps@wolfsonmicro.com
scd: ian@scottishdance.net
t: +44 131 272 7145
f: +44 131 272 7001

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