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Re: Subversion file externals - why not support separate repositories?

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:51:43 -0700

Kyle Leber wrote:
> Is this a feature that may be supported in the future? Is there is a
> technical or philosophical reason why this feature was omitted for the
> 1.6 release?
> Thanks,
> Kyle

The under-the-hood implementation is equivalent to

svn add foo.txt
svn switch URL foo.txt

so the file has to be in the same repository.

It may be possible in the new working-copy code in 1.7 that this could be
improved, but there's no plans to.

Blair

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