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From Kevin Grover <>
Subject Re: Externals to Mercurial
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2011 23:13:30 GMT
If someone wanted this and came up with an 'svn:externals-foreign' (or
svn:foreign-externals?) API of some sort, perhaps someone could get
figure out a mechanism for coding the steps needed to check out and
update those repositories,  If so, an 'svn:foreign-externals' system
could be generically created (and probably have the backend commands
filed in for git, bz, cvs, etc..).  Granted: it would depend on the
proper executables for the foreign vcs to be present, but it would be
generic and allow people to link to any vcs repository.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 15:03, Ryan Schmidt
<> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2011, at 16:20, Jean-Jacques Merillon wrote:
>> Le 7 mars 2011 à 19:54, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :
>>>> All my repositories are on svn and I have a lot of svn:externals property
to use externals  librarries.
>>>> I have to link my projet to an other project using mercurial, is it possible
to add an externals link to a Mercucial repository ?
>>> No, but the fact that this might be useful was recently discussed in this thread:
>> Ok, thanks for your reply ! Sorry for duplicated question I did not find this thread
>> So, do you know externals link to other repos (git, hg ...) will be implemented ?
> I have no information about that, beyond what was in the aforementioned thread. It is
currently not possible, there is currently no feature request about it in the issue tracker,
and to my knowledge nobody has attempted to write any code to implement it. So I would not
expect Subversion to gain this feature soon.

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