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Re: Faster svn:externals detection

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-11-10 19:00:06 CET

On Thu, 2005-11-10 at 16:34 +0100, Leon Zandman wrote:
> Hi,
> On the TortoiseSVN mailing list I asked for a feature that would
> explicitly show svn:externals directories when browsing through a
> repository, i.e. by displaying those folders in a different colour.
> Currently TSVN's Repo(sitory) Browser doesn't show externals. Only when
> you look at the properties of the directory you can find out if it
> contains externals.
> Stefan, TSVN's primary coder, responded that he'd like such a feature
> too. But he said it could only be implemented if TSVN looked at the
> properties of each directory in the repository, which would heavily slow
> down the browsing process.
> So I think from a TSVN perspective there's no easy way to solve this.
> But maybe something can be added to Subversion itself? Would it be
> possible for Subversion to indicate to a client that a folder contains
> externals, without requiring the extra round-trip to fetch the
> properties?

The wc-propcaching branch is adding code to do just this.

In fact, i posted a patch this morning that caches whether this property
exists or not so that it's not expensive to try to get it on every

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