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Re: Sparse Directories vs Externals

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 02:04:19 -0600

On Feb 21, 2009, at 23:45, void pointer wrote:

> I'm in a situation where I have an "engine" that several projects
> depend on. I want to make each project independent and checkouts
> shall be performed for each project. I have 2 ways I can go about
> this as far as I know:
> I can perform a checkout of each project individually and have an
> external link to the "engine". This is very conservative and as far
> as the functional end-result is concerned, this is exactly what I
> want.
> All projects could be "under" the "engine" and I could check out
> the engine and use sparse directories to exclude the projects I am
> not interested in.
> In order to do option #2, which is ideal because I like to avoid
> the use of externals that point internally to the same repository,
> [snip]

Out of curiosity, why do you want to avoid externals that point to
the same repository? It works fine. Especially with Subversion 1.5's
new relative externals.

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