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From David Crossley <>
Subject use of svn:externals
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 02:24:09 GMT
Thanks for following up like that Thorsten,
that was excellent turnaround.

This confirms my fears then. This svn:externals
technique could be a liability. We would need
to be very certain of the license situation with
the things that we are including and re-distributing.


Thorsten Scherler wrote:
> David Crossley escribió:
>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>>Ross Gardler escribió:
>>>>Sylvain Wallez wrote:
>>>>>Thorsten Scherler wrote:
>>>>>>In the light of cocoon writing a new core, maybe we should think about
>>>>>>integrating cocoon smoother into forrest. Over in lenya there is a
>>>>>>recent thread about cocoon versions. That made me think about how
can we
>>>>>>keep everything as small as possible. I mean something like including
>>>>>>cocoon via svn:external.
>>>>>Sorry for the newbie question: what is "svn:external"?
>>>>I've never used it so am not 100% sure of its uses but from 
>>>> I 
>>>>gather "The svn:externals property contains instructions for Subversion 
>>>>to populate a versioned directory with one or more other checked-out 
>>>>Subversion working copies."
>>>>In other words, do a checkout of project A and automatically get 
>>>>relevant content from project B as well.
>>>>More info at
>>>Yes, Ross is right. 
>>>We (lenya) are using it to include Bitflux to the check out. That let us
>>>using the latest and greatest Bitflux code.
>>What happens with the automated "snapshots" and
>>with rolling a release? Does this foreign code
>>get included in the distribution?
> I just to needed to reinsure my answer. Gregor did this:
> Thorsten Scherler wrote to 
>>Hello devs, 
>>can somebody please help me answer the svn:external question from
>>Does this foreign code get included in the distribution? 
> yes. we already use this for bxe and kupu, so you can see how it works
> there. 
>>I guess yes, but my question is at what point? If we doing a release 
>>tomorrow the bitflux code of tomorrows bitflux svn get included as
> right 
>>Or we can specify a certain revision, I imaging. 
> you can specify any valid svn url, such as a tag or a branch.

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