External SVN item in kdebase/runtime/nepomuk/services/queryservice/lib

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Thu Sep 18 15:57:49 BST 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008 08:39:15 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 11:13:10PM +0200, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > You know my position: zero svn:externals. I'm using git-svn and I hate
> > them. And if we want to use Git, we WILL have to get rid of them,
> > completely and utterly. We should be cleaning up the ones we have, not
> > adding more.
> irrespective of whether an externl is the optimal solution for a
> particular problem, is there some fundamental problem with adding
> external support to git?

Yes. The equivalent solution (git-submodule) only works as long as the target 
is a full repository. There's no support for partial checkouts. (Nor is it 
likely there will be any time soon)

But if it's used to track whole projects, it is actually more powerful.

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