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From "Stefan Sperling (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (COMDEV-32) Subversion: Viewspecs
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2010 14:02:27 GMT
Subversion: Viewspecs

                 Key: COMDEV-32
             Project:  	 Community Development 
          Issue Type: Task
          Components: Comdev
            Reporter: Stefan Sperling

Subversion currently supports some mechanisms for selectively building
and populating a working copy, including sparse directory support and
externals definitions. What Subversion lacks is a handy way to be told —
in one easy step — to go off and make use of those underlying features
to build a working copy that looks some specific way. Imagine being able
to tell new developers on your project to checkout a working copy using
some pre-formulated specification which results in an automated sparse
checkout that includes your trunk, branches, and then various branches
for the currently maintained versions of your software
(branches/SOME-VERSION), instead of having to tell them to first do a
--depth=empty checkout of the root, then a --set-depth=infinity update
of trunk and branches, then..

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