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Re: Merge & blame

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-02 23:14:42 CEST

"Campbell, Matthew A" <Matthew.Campbell@Relizon.com> writes:
> Using svn merge to integrate changes into the trunk is the obvious method,
> however:
> 1) All incremental commits to the branch are lost
> 2) "blame" ownership gets changed to the person doing the merge - the admin
> user
>
> Is there any way around this? "switch" looked promising, until I watched it
> delete some newly-created files. :(

When the integrator does the merge, they can set the svn:author
revision property to at least use the original author. They can
either propset by hand, or use svn --username, or whatever works.
(This is a clumsy workaround, I'm aware.)

> Is this related to the lack of "merge tracking" I'm reading about in other
> threads? If so, then I'm encouraged by the fact that it's on the to-do
> list, and am curious as to which version of SVN for which this is likely to
> be implemented.

Yup, it's very much related. Solution Not Yet Scheduled, sorry.

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