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From Martin Cooper <>
Subject Re: Jakarta Commons Structure rehashed
Date Sun, 19 Dec 2004 20:44:05 GMT
On Sun, 19 Dec 2004 14:36:39 -0500, Tim O'Brien <> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Martin Cooper []
> > I think we're trying to find a compromise that satisfies
> > both. As long as someone can come up with a way to do the
> > equivalent of the '*' URL I mentioned above, I'd be happy
> > with A + that script / tool / method.
> Add, externals definitions to that list.
> Assume that /jakarta/commons/proper/current is just a directory with
> externals to every trunk for components in commons proper, and
> /jakarta/commons/sandbox/current is just a directory with externals to
> every trunk for sandbox components.  I could also see someone wanted to
> checkout only the current production release of every component, we
> could similarly have a /jakarta/commons/proper/production which would
> contain externals pointing to the latest official release tag.
> See section 7.3 "External Definitions" of Version Control with
> Subversion by Collins-Sussman, Fitzpatrick, and Pilato.  You can read
> that book on Safari or online for free here:

Huh. I hadn't got that far in the book yet. ;-)

That certainly looks promising. The last two paragraphs of that
section make me a little unsure, though, of whether or not working in
such a tree is going to behave the way we want for committers and
release managers (mostly because I don't fully grok what they're
trying to say ;).

Martin Cooper


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