[svk-devel] SVK views clarification

Michael Brouwer mb.7766 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 12:11:43 EDT 2007

svk pull on the subdir that is a copy of the upstream project should pick up
the changes.


On 3/22/07, Wincent Colaiuta <win at wincent.com> wrote:
> First up, congratulations and thanks to Chia-liang Kao and Best
> Practical for their work on SVK.
> My question is about the SVK views feature.
> I'm currently experimenting with layering SVK over my existing
> Subversion workflow so as to take advantage of its many cool features
> (above all, the excellent branching/merging). One of the problems is
> that I make light use of the svn:externals feature and this is not
> currently supported by SVK.
> I see that this came up in the list archives in January[1] and the
> recommendation was to look at SVK's views feature. I've looked at the
> output of "svk help view" and it's not entirely clear to me how I
> would go about using this as a substitute for externals. Can anyone
> provide a quick walkthrough?
> I also note that views are not yet recommended for production use[2].
> Any idea on when they might be?
> Finally, I found one other suggestion for working around the absence
> of externals[3]: "SVK doesn't do svn:externals. I worked with this by
> mirroring every plugin and Rails, and using SVK copy to put a
> particular version into my working copy."
> Not really sure that I like that last one because evidently the copy
> won't automatically pick up updates, but neither does it rely on a
> feature that's still in beta... Any other suggestions?
> Cheers,
> Wincent
> [1] http://lists.bestpractical.com/pipermail/svk-devel/2007-January/
> 000567.html
> [2] http://bestpractical.typepad.com/worst_impractical/2007/01/
> svk_20_is_bette.html
> [3] http://cwilliams.textdriven.com/articles/2007/02/16/svn-and-svk
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