[Zope-Checkins] Re: SVN: Zope/trunk/ - Applied patch for

Martijn Faassen faassen at infrae.com
Tue Mar 22 06:13:39 EST 2005

Tim Peters wrote:
> 2. If, perhaps in frustration due to noticing that #1 had no effect, they cd to
>    the root of the working copy of an external, and svn commit from there, the
>    changes *will* commit, and will actually change what's checked in on the
>    external's release tag.  Everyone else will "see" the changes then, but the
>    external's release tag will no longer contain what was actually released.
> If so, "checking in from a wrong project" plain sucks, externals or
> not.  If it were possible to mark externals as "read only", that could
> help.  Ditto if it were possible to mark a stitched-in copy as
> read-only.  Don't know whether either is possible.

It's possible to mark them read only, sort of. In fact you have to, to 
make read-only Zope checkouts work. It's just a matter of using the 
read-only (for svn.zope.org at least) svn URL instead of svn+ssh in the 
externals definition.

It'd be nicer if svn had some way to *really* say read-only, but this 
does work in practice. :)



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