On 08/03/2008, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Simon Large wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I'm still trying to get my head around the reintegrate merge. Please
> > stop me when I go wrong.
> > I am developing a new feature, so I create a branch from trunk and
> > start hacking away. To avoid potential conflicts I want to keep it
> > synced up to trunk and the easiest way to do that now is to use
> > reintegrate, merging from the trunk URL into my branch WC.
This bit may be wrong:
Looks like the reintegrate option is *only* for merging the branch
back to trunk. Time to go ask on the svn list.
> > After much hacking my branch is done and I want to merge back to
> > trunk. I use the reintegrate merge for this too, but this time merging
> > from the branch URL into my trunk WC.
> > In order for this to work everyone working on the branch *must* be
> > using a 1.5 client in order to record the mergeinfo. In order for this
> > to work efficiently we must be using a 1.5 server, although a pre-1.5
> > will do it but possibly very slowly.
> > We have 2 other merge options. Merge a range would also work for
> > syncing the branch to trunk, and it uses the mergeinfo too so there is
> > no need to specify a range. But the primary role for this feature now
> > is cherry picking merges. It may be needed if the specific conditions
> > for a reintegrate merge are not met.
> > Merge 2 trees does what it always did and is now of limited use. It
> > does not take account of merge tracking information.
> > Are we getting there?
> I think you got it right, yes. But maybe you could ask Mark Phippard or
> on the Subversion list for confirmation?
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Received on 2008-03-08 12:09:04 CET