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Re: svn diff output

From: Eric S. Raymond <esr_at_thyrsus.com>
Date: 2004-09-16 13:56:48 CEST

John Peacock <jpeacock@rowman.com>:
> Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >With these and a very little state information ("I'm a daughter
> >repostory of X, forked at commit T"), we could start doing
> >Bitkeeper-like repository sync operations. That's the possibility
> >that interests me -- of supporting hierarchies of repositories in
> >which action diffs are used to support shipping changes up towards the
> >root.
> Take a look at CLKao's work with SVK:
> http://svk.elixus.org
> which is a tool built on top of Subversion that among other things supports
> repository mirrors (via VCP to CVS and P4 even). It doesn't really do
> hierachies of repositories, but it does support mirroring a remote
> repository and maintaining a local development stream which can ultimately
> be used to commit to the parent repository. He has also implemented smart
> merging (and cherry pick merges), so no more need to keep track of when the
> last merge was applied to a branch.

I have looked at svk a bit. There are some interesting ideas there, but
the entirety feels to me like something of a kluge.

		Eric S. Raymond
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