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Ian Epperson wrote: > Background: We have many includes that are developed independently of the > actual clients' programs. Currently, we copy the includes into the clients' > module for use. That way, we know the include wont change unless we re-copy > the file. Unfortunately, field changes to the include seldom get back into > the include modules. I didn't have time to respond to this originally... If I understand what you are saying, you have a number of client modules which depend on a common set of include files. e.g. clientA \includes1 clientB \includes1 clientC \includes1 \includes2 where the include[n] files are mostly readonly, but occasionally updated for a given client and the changes are not being brought back into the repository in a timely fashion. As long as the changes to the include files are intended to be shared (and not intended to be site specific), there is no reason you cannot manage this with either ampersand modules or directed checkout right now. You don't need "ampertags" at all. The important thing to realize is that every subdirectory in a given sandbox can come from a complete different module (even from completely different repositories and different servers). The Apache source code is organized like this: checking out the http2 module does not give you the apr and apr-util files by default, but in order to build with them, you check those two modules out independently inside the existing http2 sandbox. When you checkout the include file for a given client, you could immediately branch those files so that any local changes you made would be stored in the repository but on a branch, not HEAD. Then, at some point, you could merge those changes to HEAD then push the unified file back out to each branch. The merged file would then be automatically updated on the client sandbox at the nexe update. HTH John