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RE: vendor branch questions

From: Doyle, Patrick <WPD_at_dtccom.com>
Date: 2006-01-17 21:01:34 CET

Now I am totally confused, but I'll dive right in...

On Jan 17, 2006, at 14:28, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> On Jan 17, 2006, at 15:58, Doyle, Patrick wrote:
> > 2) What do folks do when the vendor drop is some other SVN
> > repository?
> If the vendor project is already in Subversion and your repository
> and theirs are using the same access method, then I believe you can
> skip the whole vendor branch thing. If you want to use their project
> as an external, without modifying their code, you can do that,
> pointing your svn:external property directly at (a tag, a branch or
> the trunk of) their repository. If you want to modify their code a
> bit first,

Yes, this is what I want to do.

> you can initially export a revision of their code and
> import it into some place in your repository, then merge in changes
> from their repository as you like. No need to keep your own
> duplicate in /vendor.

This is where I got completely lost.

If I export a revision of their code, won't I lose all of the metadata
associated with their files (such as svn:ignore)?

If I import their code into my repository, isn't that exactly I would be
doing by importing it into /vendor?

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