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Re: vendor branch questions

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2002-07-22 02:34:11 CEST

On Sun, Jul 21, 2002 at 08:07:27PM -0400, Garrett Rooney wrote:

> > > the problem is that it's a pain in the ass to do it. what i'd like
> > > would be for 'svn import' to be able to import from an unversioned
> > > directory into my working copy, handling all the 'svn add' and 'svn
> > > delete' stuff that's needed. or, i'd like 'svn diff' to be able to
> > > show the diff between two paths that have no common ancestry, so i
> > > could simply 'svn import' the new release onto my vendor branch and
> > > have 'merge' and 'diff' work correctly.
> >
> > I'd prefer either of those, too. The process my document outlines
> > isn't really difficult. Once you get used to it it's instinctive,
> > and you just fly right through it.
> oh, it doesn't strike me as all that bad, certainly not any worse than
> cvs *grin*, but i still think we could make it easier. or at least we
> could document the procedure somewhere more official ;-)

actually, now that i think about it, changing diff/merge would be a
/huge/ change, and automating the process is probably not feasable,
since you'd never be able to track renames correctly, so we'll have to
settle for documentation ;-)

i'll write something up for the handbook later this week if nobody
beats me to it.


garrett rooney                    Remember, any design flaw you're 
rooneg@electricjellyfish.net      sufficiently snide about becomes  
http://electricjellyfish.net/     a feature.       -- Dan Sugalski
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Received on Mon Jul 22 02:34:44 2002

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