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  1. Subversion
  2. SVN-4286

Relative Revision Peg On Relative Path Externals

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    • New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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    Description

      The feature is to allow notation like the following external definition
      
      ../../common/module1@RELATIVE module1
      
      in order to peg an external to the revision of the folder owning the the 
      external property.
      
      Without such a "relative" peg the external revision would need to be manually 
      pegged specifically to the revision at each code change or a future retrieval 
      of the project at a given revision would export/checkout the externals at the 
      head revision.
      
      Without such a feature it is cumbersome and error prone to get the exact code 
      state at a required revision, as it either will have required careful manual 
      management at commit time, or will require manual intervention at 
      export/checkout time to ensure externals are set the correct revision.
      
      For more details see the users mailing list discussion at 
      permalink:
      
      http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-
      users/201212.mbox/%3CCAOjnM9fMS-N-
      a8j9qVp73WYadmt%2B2bY1U2kPY2Z3Zy63BkVVqA%40mail.gmail.com%3E
      

      Original issue reported by stefanscherer

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