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Re: externals question/suggestion

From: Dirk <noisyb_at_web.de>
Date: 2006-09-14 16:45:32 CEST

Gale, David wrote:
> Anders Norman wrote:
>> In my company, we're developing a common framework and two projects
>> which use this common framework. I wanted to set up the repository
>> structure as follows:
>>
>> /framework
>> /trunk
>> /tags
>> /branches
>> /project_a
>> /trunk
>> /tags
>> /branches
>> /project_b
>> /trunk
>> /tags
>> /branches
>>
>> Both project_a/trunk and project_b/trunk have the property
>> externals:
>> framework svn://svn/repos/framework/trunk
>>
>> and this seems to work fine, except when I want to update to an old
>> revision. The framework in my working copy is updated to the HEAD
>> revision.
>>
>> I'm aware that this is indeed the intended behavior, and that one
>> could use the -r option in the externals property. This would work
>> just fine if the framework had reached its first stable release (or
>> even its first alpha) but in my case, the framework is just as
>> immature as both project_a and project_b so make as many commits to
>> the framework as the projects. This would require me to manually
>> update the externals property on every commit to the two projects.
>>
>> It would be nice if I could set the externals property to something
>> like:
>> externals:
>> framework -r%REVISION% svn://svn/repos/framework/trunk
>>
>> to make the external reference actually fetch the same revision as the
>> project it's being used by. This would of course require that the
>> external and the 'externee' reside in the same repository.
>
> Another option would be to add an empty framework directory to
> project_a/trunk and project_b/trunk, and then svn switch it to point to
> the framework/trunk directory after checkout. At that point, you have
> the structure you want, with no externals definitions at all; updating
> to a specific revision will hit all directories, including the framework
> one.
>
> Yes, it takes an extra step or two to set up, but once you do,
> everything works transparently.
>
> -David
>
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>

Or someone could pull his hands out of his ass and write a
pseudo-symbolic-links-ln-command-for-windows and shift the least common
denominator of subversion from the windows-concentration-camp to the
top... where cvs, unix and the most developers are...

Thank you... Thank you... I'll be here all night...

Dirk

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