Hi there, Christian Theune wrote: > a long-standing issue with our mirror of svn.zope.org are the absolute > URLs of externals: they require the repository to be available on a > given URL. > > I propose to use relative URLs for externals. I guess a complete update > isn't necessary, but I'd like to improve the situation and start using > them from now on. Maybe we should also put a commit hook in place as a > safety belt? > > However, this requires Subversion 1.5 which we are using on the server > already, but I don't know whether we assume clients are 1.5 or higher.
I certainly still use a SVN 1.4.x client, being on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (released just last year). I don't think SVN 1.5 is common enough yet to make such a move possible. > As a side effect this will also make svn/svn+ssh work in a nicer way > (IMHO) as the externals will follow the protocol of what you used for > checkout. That's definitely cool; keeps tripping me up when I want to check into an external. Usually I use externals when I'm developing multiple things at once... So, I don't think it's time yet, but I do support this on the longer term. We could record a decision to do this at least for the ZTK in the ZTK decisions document. What about mid-next year for requiring Subversion 1.5.x? There's nothing against us deciding things well ahead of time! A ZTK timeline planning document, anyone? (Ubuntu should've released a new LTS by then too. :) Regards, Martijn _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )