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SVN Externals query

From: Hutchinson, Steve (UK) <steven.hutchinson_at_mbda-systems.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010 09:49:08 -0000

Hi group,
We have a product development structure that looks a bit like below :-
  Verification - (externals)
Basically some source files are generated within the Design folder under
their respective modules. These source files need to be used within the
test environment. One option would have been to "script" the copying of
the various bundles to the appropriate simulation environment when they
change. There is scope for these bundles to become large so I thought
that using svn:externals on my verification folder seemed like a good
idea. The properties taking the form a bit like below.
-r777 https <repo>\trunk\Design\Module_A\file_bundle_x_source
Generally speaking from a trunk perspective everything seemed ok.....
then we branch to investigate a problem. Due to probably inexperience we
now have a branch that is not really self contained? Modifications on
the branch can directly impact the trunk, well on the externals bit

One thought is to have the externals property be relative to the parent
folder, which I think would then prevent the branch direct link to the
trunk. We were very keen to ensure that any externals property refers to
a specific revision (or my tags not self contained).... but I do not
appear to be able to link a specific revision and use relative paths?

Any other better ideas ?
Steve Hutchinson
FPGA Group Leader

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