SVN timing

Stephan Kulow coolo at
Tue Mar 29 11:08:02 BST 2005

Am Montag 28 März 2005 21:48 schrieb Dirk Mueller:
> On Friday 25 March 2005 19:35, Dan Armak wrote:
> > With subversion you can use the svn:externals property on the module dir,
> > which lives in the repository and so is transparent when doing checkout.
> > It's like a symlink - lets subversion know that admin/ should point to a
> > different repository URI, so that recursive update/checkout/etc operations
> > do the right thing.
> .. which is the same thing CVS can do, and is IMHO actually preferable over 
> that strange symlinking stuff. 
We had that before (check the archive). The property doesn't work because it has
to be an absolute path within subversion including protocol. So ssh users would have
to have https accounts just to commit there. And it would need to be redone on every
branching as otherwise it would stay on trunk/ - symlinks can be relative. Relative
externals are on TODO but not even expected for 1.2 afaik ;(

Greetings, Stephan

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