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Re: nfs shared source code.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-07 23:33:01 CEST

On Sep 7, 2006, at 20:18, Andreas Lindh wrote:

> Why does svn:externals not permitt an absolute path or at least ../
> I get the error:
>
> svn: Invalid svn:externals property on '.': target involves '.' or
> '..'
> or is an absolute path

Because it hasn't been implemented yet. It's this feature request:

http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=1336

Actually it looks like someone has attached a patch to implement at
least some of this. I haven't tried it so I can't say whether it
works or is suitable for all environments.

> If you have many users at a company and all are supposed to use the
> same
> tag of a source code of a component (or many components). And the
> components are biiigg. It would be very favourable if they could share
> the code?
>
> The number of bytes needed in my working copy would be many many gigs.
>
> Multiply that with a couple of hundred users and it is not feasable.

I don't know what to say to this. Subversion philosophy is that
everybody has their own working copy of the environment so they can
make changes independently of anybody else's work. It is thought that
disks are cheap; IDE disks cost well under $1/GB now so adding
additional hard drives to your desktops should not be a big problem
since it will enhance your productivity which increases the amount of
revenue you create for the company thereby paying for the disks.

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