[asterisk-dev] Removal of svn:externals in Asterisk branches

Andrew Latham lathama at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 11:30:01 CST 2013

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:25 PM, Jason Parker <jparker at digium.com> wrote:
> On 01/16/2013 11:10 AM, Andrew Latham wrote:
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 12:05 PM, Jason Parker <jparker at digium.com> wrote:
>>> As part of the research towards potentially moving Asterisk to git (If you
>>> weren't already aware of this...umm...SURPRISE!), we've come to the conclusion
>>> that we can no longer use svn:externals.  Keeping a similar setup would be very
>>> difficult to handle, and would provide zero benefit.
>>> Asterisk branches currently use two svn:externals : menuselect and mxml
>>> (indirectly, through menuselect).  As of Asterisk 1.8 (where asterisk-addons was
>>> merged into Asterisk) and DAHDI 2.4 (?), menuselect is used only by Asterisk -
>>> this makes the path forward pretty obvious.
>>> What we've settled on, at this point, is simply merging menuselect and mxml
>>> directly into the Asterisk branches (1.8, 10, 11, and trunk).  In theory, no
>>> code will need to change at all.  The changes will be with subversion properties
>>> in the merged directories and the way in which changes are merged.  Since they
>>> will become a part of Asterisk, the merging would be done in exactly the same
>>> manner that Asterisk merges are done today.
>>> I'd like to get several things from the folks on this list.
>>> 1) A review of the plan.  Why might this be a bad idea?  Any unforeseen issues?
>>> 2) A "review" of the branch.  Does it function as expected?  Do any of your
>>> scripts now fail?
>>> 3) Cookies.
>> 1. Can we test this in a user or team branch?
>> 2. See number 1
>> 3. Its Betsy's birthday, I am sure there are sweets around...
> The team branch URL was included in my first email. :)
> http://svn.digium.com/svn/asterisk/team/qwell/demenuselectification/

I stopped reading at cookies, sorry... :P

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