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Re: question about seeing file mods in other branches

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:09:24 -0500

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 23:50, Alfred Perlstein <bright_at_mu.org> wrote:
> * Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> [081111 19:55] wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 22:44, Alfred Perlstein <bright_at_mu.org> wrote:
>> > I'm wondering if there's a way to see something like the
>> > branch info that you can see from CVS's "cvs log" information.
>> >
>> > Example:
>> >
>> > RCS file: /Users/parallels/ncvs/src/sys/kern/vfs_syscalls.c,v
>> > Working file: vfs_syscalls.c
>> > head: 1.457
>> > branch:
>> > locks: strict
>> > access list:
>> > symbolic names:
>> > RELENG_7_0_0_RELEASE: 1.443
>> > RELENG_6_3_0_RELEASE: 1.392.2.19
>> > RELENG_7_0: 1.443.0.4
>> > RELENG_7_0_BP: 1.443
>> > RELENG_6_3: 1.392.2.19.0.2
>> > RELENG_6_3_BP: 1.392.2.19
>> > RELENG_7: 1.443.0.2
>> > RELENG_7_BP: 1.443
>> > RELENG_6_2_0_RELEASE: 1.392.2.15
>> > RELENG_6_2: 1.392.2.15.0.2
>> > ....
>> > All revisions for this file...
>> >
>> > Is there something like this?
>>
>> Subversion doesn't have "forward history". Tags/branches are not
>> properties of versioned items, but rather just copies in the
>> repository. Once an item is copied, the original and the copy are
>> separate entities, and as such their lives diverge from that point
>> forward. They only share a past, not a future.
>
> Thanks Andy, one thing I've had some concerns about are basically
> being able to track which files are modified in other branches
> so that when merging back into a base we can coordinate.
>
> In CVS one can monitor other branches relatively easily, but
> not in SVN?

Again, it's mostly because in SVN, branches are copies (and from that
point forward separate entities), not properties.

> I guess we can write a custom log accumulator that uses
> svnlook upon commit to build a {uuid}->log mapping...
>
> I think we can do this, do you know of anything out there
> that does this otherwise though?

I've never had a need, so I haven't ever looked.

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