> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miha Vitorovic [mailto:mvitorovic_at_nil.si]
> Sent: 11 February 2008 09:30
> To: users_at_subclipse.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: [Subclipse-users] Prevent silent merges
> "Mark Phippard" <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote on 09.02.2008 01:48:34:
> > On Feb 8, 2008 4:35 PM, Chris <shef31_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > We just had a disaster. Two people were working on the same file,
> > > changes, and when they updated/committed, subversion did a silent
> > > of the changes. The cause a major bug which took an large
> amount of
> > > to find and fix.
> > >
> > > This is obviously unacceptable. I haven't the words to
> express what
> > > a spectacularly bad design decision it was to enable
> silent merges.
> > >
> > > The correct way to handle it (and yes, I use the word "correct"
> > > deliberately) is to force a developer to review any conflicts
> > >
> > > How can I shut down this silent merge behavior?
> > I do not really understand what you are saying. If there were
> > conflicts then why was the merge silent? Conflicts have to be
> > resolved before you can commit.
> He is talking to about the fact that Subversion looks for
> conflict based on content (lines) not entire files. So if the
> coders were changing different parts of the same file,
> Subversion will silently merge the changes. It is the way
> Subversion works, Chris.
Presumably the two coders involved would have had to merge their changes
back in to the mainline - doing an update on the way. Subversion did
exactly as it says on the box - updated, commited. So one of the coders
should have been more careful when they updated to ensure that the
update didn't introduce problems. Whilst I accept that to some, this
behaviour may not be what they want, I cannot see an alternative (except
to ask for confirmation of any changes made during all update, and that
would be a real PITA almost all of the time).
Odd that it took a long time to find the problem - all the information
should have been there in the resource history.
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Received on 2008-02-11 12:01:35 CET