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Re: Moving C to its own directory (was Re: ObjC tree inlining)

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2001-11-22 00:54:34 CET

Hmmm. Joseph, I *think* I understand your question below... But would
you mind re-asking with a small, concrete example tree? Then we can
use the dirs and files in that tree to a) make sure we've completely
understood the question, and b) answer it accurately.

Thanks,
-Karl

"Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28@cam.ac.uk> writes:
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Branko [ISO-8859-2] Čibej wrote:
>
> > >When they get to beta I may do some trial conversions of our existing
> > >repository, time permitting.
> > >
> > We'll need a converter for that. cvs2svn is planned (for Beta, I think),
> > but it's not very far along. Volunteers are welcome. :-)
>
> Can the Subversion version model handle multiple past development
> mainlines merging into one future mainline?
>
> We have at present the separate "gcc" and "src" repositories, which share
> some files - and some people would like to merge these into a single
> repository, but it would be desirable still to be able to check out either
> past tree on any tag or date from before the merge. If Subversion
> supports this, conversion to Subversion would be a natural time to do the
> merge (since people would need to replace their working directories anyway
> at that time).
>
> That is, we'd have
>
> gcc 3.1 branch ---
> /
> /
> ----- gcc mainline ----------\
> ------ merged single mainline in SVN
> ----- src mainline ----------/
> \
> \
> binutils 2.12 branch ---
>
> and would want all of the merged single mainline and the past branches
> from the individual trees pre-merge to work. (Presuming that before such
> a merge, all differences in common files are resolved and they are
> maintained in sync - though files deleted in the past in one or both trees
> might differ.)
>
> Can this be done in Subversion? If not, it might still be the appropriate
> time to merge the repositories - but starting from only one repository's
> ,v file for each file that is or has been in both, putting copies of both
> repositories up for FTP in the appropriate old-releases directories (as
> should be done anyway at the time of the change), and manually touching up
> the files taken from one tree to have appropriate versions for the
> branches active in the other tree.
>
> --
> Joseph S. Myers
> jsm28@cam.ac.uk
>
>
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