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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Upgrade tests and jars in the repository
Date Wed, 05 Apr 2006 23:01:43 GMT
OK, I think I agree that reducing configuration wins out over space (up 
to a point).  Another reason to keep our jar files small! :)

David

Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On 4/5/06, David W. Van Couvering <David.Vancouvering@sun.com> wrote:
> 
>>I often have multiple checkouts on my machine, one for something I'm
>>running derbyall, one for something I'm actively working on, and one for
>>patches I need to evaluate.
>>
>>I don't think it's crucial, but is there a way to have a single set of
>>jar files that can be shared across multiple code checkouts?  Is that
>>what you are making possible by changing the svn:externals property?
> 
> 
> No, what svn:externals allows you to do is have a single, external
> source for a directory in your hierarchy. Then multiple branches do
> not each carry copies of the files, they are sourced from the external
> location when you perform a checkout.
> 
> Sharing a single set across checkouts would necessitate configuring a
> master location for the files, and I think what we want for the
> upgrade tests is a zero configuration policy so that automated tests
> can be run without any additional setup. I suppose we could require an
> extra step to checkout the jars or configure a master location for the
> jars for the upgrade tests before a full build-and-test on a new
> checkout can complete, but I tend to prefer less configuration, not
> more. :-)
> 
> andrew

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