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RE: Moving and merging

From: Renaud Kauffmann <renaud.kauffmann_at_xilinx.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 19:44:28 CET

Thanks all for your answers.

When we saw that that SVN had a move feature we all had very high hopes.
That was not the reason why we moved from CVS to SVN though, we just had
to be aligned with other groups. But still it is a big disappointment.
Clearcase supports this very well by the way.


Reading issue 898, I see that you guys have a good handle and the
problem. Moving/Renaming files should never be an operation on the file
but solely an operation on the directories, that is how ClearCase works
and it makes perfect sense to the users especially unix users since you
need only write permissions on the directories.


I see on your roadmap that it is scheduled as a Medium-term goal.


1) Can you give me an approximate date when you think the feature
will be available ?

2) What would you need to make it available sooner rather than
later ?

3) To your knowledge, do you get funding from us, XILINX ? I am
also trying to find out internally but it may take some time until I
find the right person.


I am a Senior Software Engineer here at Xilinx and I believe that SVN
move is a very very very important feature to have. I am pretty
passionate about it and I will try to do what I can from my end to help.





From: Mark Phippard [mailto:markphip@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 6:05 AM
To: Renaud Kauffmann
Cc: dev@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: Moving and merging


On 1/17/07, Renaud Kauffmann <renaud.kauffmann@xilinx.com> wrote:

        I am going through bug filling process and sending this email
out to see whether this a known issue.


        I am working on trunk with two sandboxes updated to the last
rev. In the first one I move a text file from one directory to another
and check this change in. ( I made sure that both the source and
destination folders are checked in, I am actually checking in the entire
sandbox )

        In the second sandbox, I am modifying this file and not moving
it. I then perform an update. What I see is that SVN is moving the file
but it is not merging the changes in. My changes were lost...

        Is this a known issue ?

That is how Subversion works. I have a blog entry about it, hopefully
you will find it helpful:


Mark Phippard
Received on Fri Jan 19 19:44:56 2007

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