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Re: changelist feature -- keep it? tweak it? scrap it?

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2007-01-16 21:35:32 CET

C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> svn diff + patch, give or take any property edits? I constantly have
> multiple patches-in-progress in my working copies, too, but a) manage
> them just fine with 'svn diff' and patch, and b) always feel kinda
> naughty, like I'm violating a best practice, for not keeping my tree
> limited to a single changeset at a time.

FWIW, I don't see anything that the changelist feature gains you when
SVK is so much more natural to use:

   $ cpan install SVK
   $ svk mirror http://remote/repo/project //mirrors/project
   $ svk sync //mirrors/project
   $ svk cp -p //mirrors/project/trunk //local/project/trunk
   $ svk co //local/project/trunk project
   $ yada yada yada

You can keep multiple local branches and use a single working copy, so
you are only paying the additional storage cost twice (modulo how much
of the remote repository you want to mirror, which can be all or just
part of the original history).



John Peacock
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