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Re: applying patches to multiple branches

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-12-22 05:40:55 CET

Ben Elliston <bje@air.net.au> writes:
> It would be great if I could, at the very least:
>
> * identify branches that are missing the patch;
> * have subversion tell me if my patch would apply cleanly to each of
> the affected branches;
> * perhaps even apply them for me without requiring a working copy of
> each branch. (I realise this is a little foolish in that all branches
> should be checked out, built and tested, but often, we are able to
> make that call on sufficiently trivial patches that affect enough
> branches)
>
> Comments?

Congratulations, you've just described the changeset problem :-).

This is very complex, and we've decided to defer it until after 1.0
(excepting any small, simple accommodations that can be made earlier
to partially alleviate the problem).

There really ought to be a FAQ on this...

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