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Re: [merge-tracking]: Release date/version

From: Justin Johnson <justinjohnson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-02-26 19:55:44 CET

> > What information is available on what this merge tracking will include?
> >
> > Specifically I am wondering if it will track merges on a file by file
> > basis, or will it be something like svnmerge.py's top level property
> > that tracks previous merges of the entire branch? If it is on a file
> > by file basis then users could merge their changes to a handful of
> > files, and someone in a merge manager role could still perform the
> > merge for the entire branch, which would then skip merges previously
> > done on those handful of files.
>
> Docs are on the web site
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/merge-tracking/index.html

Thank you. I should have looked a little harder before asking.

> It is like svnmerge.py, although my understanding is that it should also
> handle the case you cite.

Will it handle the case when a user merges a changeset from one branch
to another, but only accepts some of the changes in the changeset?
For example, if a changeset modified two files and the user merged
(cherry picked) the changes made to one of the files from branch A to
branch B, will that merge be tracked?

If that will be tracked, is the property stored on the individual file?

My use of svnmerge.py is minimal at this point, but in my testing I
did a merge and then reverted some of the changes that resulted from
the merge before committing. But since the merge tracking was in a
property on the top level directory (i.e. the branch) the state of the
merge and the tracking information were inconsistent. The tracking
information said I had merged a particular changeset in full, but my
revert resulted in only partially merging the changeset.

I was hoping that the merge tracking would be stored on the file so
that if I revert the changes on the file, or if I only merge part of a
changeset to begin with, merge tracking remains consistent with
reality.

I probably should have started a new thread for this.

Thanks,
Justin

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