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RE: Same code in multiple repositories? (was: Re: svncopy)

From: Karan, Cem \(Civ, ARL/CISD\) <CKaran_at_arl.army.mil>
Date: 2004-11-04 23:43:43 CET

Nifty. I'll read up on it. Thanks!

Cem Karan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale Worley [mailto:dworley@pingtel.com]
> Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 3:37 PM
> To: Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD); 'Peter Valdemar Mørch';
> 'Subversion Users'
> Subject: RE: Same code in multiple repositories? (was: Re: svncopy)
>
>
> I think a better way to do this is to use externals. Each
> project that uses the library contains an external reference
> to the library (which may be elsewhere in the same
> repository, or in a different repository). As long as the
> project works with the current version of the library, the
> project automatically inherits the latest library.
>
> If the project can't work with the library HEAD, you can edit
> the external reference to pin it to a particular revision of
> the library. Eventually, when you get things worked out, you
> can remove the revision specification on the external reference.
>
> Dale
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karan, Cem (Civ, ARL/CISD) [mailto:CKaran@arl.army.mil]
>
> The reason I'm thinking about this is for 'libraries'; not
> real libraries, but those code bases that seem to find their
> way into everything, but that you never quite seem to bother
> turning into a real library. I've got some lying around
> that, if changed, may break several older projects.
> Unfortunately, I tend to change them on a regular basis (like
> when I find a feature is actually a bug). Ideally, I could
> create working repositories for each of those projects that
> include the library code. If I change the code, then when I
> do a commit on the library, it just makes a new revision for
> those projects. If I break something, then I can roll back
> to an earlier version of the project.
>

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