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Re: Merge tracking proposal, rev 2

From: David James <djames_at_collab.net>
Date: 2006-05-12 19:33:28 CEST

On 5/12/06, Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman@red-bean.com> wrote:
> 3. Your proposal is all about storing 'mergefrom' info in versioned
> file and dir props. However, to really satisfy all of our future
> merge-tracking use-cases, we need to be storing 'mergeto' information
> as well, so that people can ask questions like, "which branches has
> this bugfix been ported to?". After chatting with you in IRC, I now
> understand that you're planning to build some sort of server-side
> index that tracks *both* mergeto and mergefrom information, and is
> easily queryable via new FS and RA apis. Can you at least talk a
> little bit about this in your design proposal? People reading the doc
> need to know that the idea is present, and that it's being worked on.

Ben, it seems you are interested to find out how we will implement the
'merge tracking index'. I've already written a proposal to explain the
database format. Please see
http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2006-05/0061.shtml and offer your
feedback. (So far, I haven't received any feedback yet!)



David James -- http://www.cs.toronto.edu/~james
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