Daniel Berlin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on 11/10/2005 01:00:06 PM:
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
This is an svn ls against the repository scenario. Doesn't your proposal
only speed up the WC?
I guess they are asking that the API underneath svn ls have an ability to
communicate the svn:externals property. I believe the lock information
was recently added to this API, so I imagine that is partly inspiring this
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Received on Thu Nov 10 19:12:30 2005