[GSoC] Adding svn:externals support to hgsubversion

Daniel Tang dytang at cs.purdue.edu
Thu Apr 2 17:00:02 CDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 05:15, Dirkjan Ochtman <dirkjan at ochtman.nl> wrote:
> 2009/4/2 Daniel Tang <dytang at cs.purdue.edu>:
>> This is my first time posting to the list, but people who are in IRC
>> may recognize me as saiyr, since I began chatting recently. I talked
>> briefly to Augie about this idea, but am trying to present details
>> now. I realize this is kind of late in coming, but hopefully I can get
>> some feedback before proposals are due.
> It would be nice if something could be done here. My worry at this
> time is, what is the result of such a conversion? We should have
> subrepos in hg 1.3, can you target those? Their design isn't finished,
> though, so it's kind of hard to say how you're going to work from
> that.

The first part of this project can be done without any need for
sub-repositories. If the targeted release date for 1.3 is July 1,
there *should* be ample time to implement svn externals on top of hg
subrepos. Also, since I hear subrepos are still in the early stages of
development, perhaps I could participate in design/implementation.
There are really three tasks in my proposal, and the first two can
switch places (single directory imports and hg subrepos).

Any other comments are greatly appreciated.


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