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Switch without updating

From: M. S. Sriram <mssriram_at_mssriram.com>
Date: 2003-02-06 04:03:34 CET


I'm a former PRCS user who's thinking of switching to subversion, and I'm
looking for some specific features I've found very handy in PRCS. I haven't
used CVS in years, so I'm afraid I'm a little at a loss: I'm possibly
looking in all the wrong places.

One such feature is being able to check a (modified from a base version)
working copy into a new branch, doing development there and later merging
back. I'm trying to figure out how to accomplish this in subversion, and I
can't seem to get a good handle on it: the only solution I have come up with
involves a similar approach to that for vendor branches, which seems
needlessly complex for what I think of as a simple operation.

Another way to accomplish this task assumes that I can switch my working
copy to a new branch without updating my WC; so I'd svn cp the base version
over, do the switch and check in. Is this possible, or planned? If not, is
there some other clean (read efficient, if my modifications are small) way
of doing this?

- Sriram

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