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Re: Problem with the present handling of svn:externals

From: John Dubery <j-d_at_ukonline.co.uk>
Date: 2005-02-19 11:53:51 CET

> > The current handling of svn:externals allows for an external folder to
> > either a fixed revision of the latest (head) revision. The former is
good; the
> > latter I consider wrong for most cases.
> You could use a pre-commit hook to enforce only svn:externals that are
> pointing at fixed revisions.

Thanks for the reply, but ... as I said, working from svn:externals that are
to fixed revisions isn't up to the job because of (i) the amount of hassle
being large
(with consequent probability of mistakes), (ii) checking out of some
revisions is
a misleading.

The problem with using HEAD in the project working copy on a temporary basis
that I'd me forever changing it when I want to commit the project files
consequent probability of mistakes).

So, I don't think either of those strategies are viable.

I guess this is associated with SVN making the transition from a "nice early
stable but missing a few capabilities" to "mature, all reasonable
capabilities available".


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