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Re: TortoiseSVN 1.6.5 and relative externals?

From: Dan Stromberg <dstromberglists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:49:18 -0700

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 15:33, Dan Stromberg <dstromberglists_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> I find it hard to imagine that it won't, but does TortoiseSVN 1.6.5
>> support (without untoward problems) relative externals pointing at
>> individual files when used with an older (1.4.x most likely)
>> repository?
>>
>> I'm pretty sure that older versions of Tortoise supported absolute
>> externals pointing at directories, though I've always just used the
>> command line client.
>>
>> I'm getting some resistance on an SVN client upgrade, so it'd need to
>> work quite smoothly if I'm going to be able to get it to happen.
>
> Externals are just properties stored in the repository. Interpretation
> is left strictly to the client. Newer client and older server will
> work fine.
>

It makes sense that they're just data stored in an external, and that
it's up to the clients to interpret them. Can someone comment on the
TortoiseSVN client specifics of how well it works with svn:externals,
especially relative file externals?

I just tried it (my first time ever using TortoiseSVN!) and some
relative file externals worked fine (once I used the hostname of the
server instead of an IP), but that's a pretty limited test.

Thanks!

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