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Re: Merge rename tracking

From: Chia-liang Kao <clkao_at_clkao.org>
Date: 2004-09-06 01:54:33 CEST

On Mon, Sep 06, 2004 at 01:08:30AM +0200, Folker Schamel wrote:
> The hurdle is that the svk wc format is not compatible
> to the svn wc format.
> For daily work this means that you cannot use TortoiseSVN.
> Using svk for merging only means that you need an additional working copy
> in the svk format, which means extra compiling time you have to keep
> up-to-date only for merging.

Not quite true, svk supports external merge tool:


Which also means you can perform merge in-place, without a working
copy. So basically there's no overhead if you just want to use svk
for rename-aware merging, while keep using svn for all the other

But I guess in your case the real hurdle would be svk doesn't work
fully on win32 yet. It's being worked on and has very nice progress
at the status of self-hosting..

> Just for interest:
> What's the reason that svk is not part of svn?
> svk functionality being part of svn would be a dream!!

Well, I'm just implementing what I need, and it happens to be useful
for some people too. For now people who want extremely disconnected
working environment and/or advanced merge features can use svk when
they need it. Switching back and forth from/to svn is painless.

Meanwhile I have no problem if people are going to implement what svk
offers back in svn, and I'm all for help, since it means other people
will be taking care of something useful to me! But it's going be a
lot of work, and that's why I didn't do it in C. (I'll stop here
instead of cursing the wc code :)


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