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Re: TortoiseSVN 1.6.5 and relative externals?

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:57:27 -0400

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 15:49, Dan Stromberg <dstromberglists_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Same as the equivalent version Subversion command-line client. TSVN
uses the same libraries.

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