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Re: File externals

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:25:21 -0400

The issue is quite simple: What if that remote repository is no longer
available or the server to the external repository has changed? What if that
remote repository upgraded to a new version of Subversion that isn't
compatible with your client? You might get to a point where it is now
impossible to checkout and build your project.

You also now have the responsibility of your Subversion client suddenly
having to access another repository which will probably require different
credentials or be using a different protocol.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 6:03 AM, Gabriel SCOLAN <gabriel.scolan_at_sagem.com>wrote:

> In version 1.6.x, the following limitation on File external is mentioned:
> *File externals cannot refer to files from other repositories. A file
> external's URL must always be in the same repository as the URL that the
> file external will be inserted into*
> Why does this limitation exist ? Is there an objective to remove this
> limitation in the up an coming version 1.6.x or 1.7 ?

David Weintraub
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