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From "Henri Yandell" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL][all] Break dependency on commons-build
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2006 19:36:01 GMT
On 3/12/06, Niall Pemberton <> wrote:
> On 3/12/06, Stephen Colebourne <> wrote:
> > IIRC, we've been advised against overuse of svn:externals before. The
> > mechanism I've described is simple enough - just use the Internet for
> > what it was supposed to be used for. And no duplicated files at all.
> I agree that lots of svn:externals for each component would be a PITA
> - but if we put everything in a single directory in commons-build then
> that would be one per component, which once added shouldn't need to
> ever change. One svn:external per component isn't overuse IMO and is
> exactly what its designed for.
> +1 to Sandy's suggestion from me.

Biggest problem with svn externals is that they're not hooked into svn
moves. So have to be kept up to date when we move a component from one
place to another, or just change the svn url structure.


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