I was wondering if there is a way to create a shortcut to files using subversion.
the situation is like that:
My projects structures look something like that:
\bin private_binary.exe public_binary.exe \documentation private_doc.doc public_doc.pfd \sources ...
When commiting a change – it is alsorequired to transfer only the public binaries/documentations to the QA team for testing. We are now doing that by simply coping the relevant files to a network drive owned by the QA.
My thoughts are to create a new folder within the project: QA. then, to create a shotcuts to the relevant public files
something like that:
\bin private_binary.exe public_binary.exe \sources\ private_doc.doc public_doc.pfd \QA shortcut to public_binary.exe shortcut to public_doc.pdf
this way, the QA team will just have to go to the \QA folder of the latest revision and and will have safe access to the correct files.
is it possible? if not, I'll glad to hear any workarounds/ how do you publish your stuff to the QA teams.
Check the documentation under svn:externals which is probably the in-built facility closest to what you are asking for. Like you I'll be interested to learn what others are doing.