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Re: On using svn for submitting patches

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2003-10-10 15:44:50 CEST

Marc Singer wrote:

> My first approximation is to let the trunk reflect the published
> development process with a branch for each line of development. For
> example, a bug fix would be pursued on a branch of its own. Likewise,
> new features are developed in a branch per submittable chunk.

To pile on to the other responses, yes, this is exactly the way to do it. I
have been working on several major enhancements to Perl (dealing with version
objects). Perl is currently managed in Perforce, so I have a custom repository
of Perl (using the amazing apc2svn) in subversion.

I create a branch (or several) for my development work, to which I merge from
the trunk occasionally. When I am ready to submit a patch, I make sure I merge
from the trunk one last time (to test that the patch is not going to break
anything), then I do a diff from the HEAD of the branch to the HEAD of the
trunk, and this is what should apply.


John Peacock
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