One big project with multiple small projects

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Mon Dec 1 15:29:14 GMT 2008

On Mon, 2008-12-01 at 16:15 +0100, Lionel Dricot wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 4:09 PM, Nicholas Allen
> <nicholas.allen at> wrote:
>                 There are two planned features that would help you
>                 here, By-reference
>                 nested branches (which are like svn:externals) and
>                 partial checkouts. In
>                 the mean time, you may be able to use config-manager,
>                 which is a
>                 separate utility.
>         Unfortunately, Config-Manager is not really a suitable
>         substitute for this problem. It does not keep track of what
>         revision each sub project had at a given revision of the
>         master project so you can't go back in time and see all
>         projects as they were (which is kind of the point of a VCS).
afaik svn:externals (which Lionel was asking about) doesn't make that
very easy either. If you would like to follow specific revisions rather
than the latest revision of the external, you have to edit the
svn:externals property manually each time and set the revision that it
should use.


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