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Re: Understanding Reflective/Cyclic Merges

From: Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-11-19 16:31:50 CET

> Idea: This can be solved in the following way:
> Instead of excluding reflected revisions, the original reflected
> revisions
> are un-merged in reverse order before doing the requested merge.
> branch-wc$svn merge -c10 ^/trunk
> -> (trunk,10) is added to mergeinfo of branch
> branch-wc$make changes (e.g. confliction resolution) to branch-wc
> branch-wc$svn commit
> -> r20
> trunk-wc$svn merge -c20 ^/branch
> -> Instead of excluding c20, this would first merge c-10, and then
> merge r20
> so that it effectively merges the conflict resolution changes only.

Yes, your idea looks like a possiblity. But currently I am not in favour
of it for 2 reasons.
* Reverting local changes to make successful forward merge looks like a
* It is different from our normal way of solving 'repeat
merges'(excluding the merged revs).

> Then, if I am not wrong,
> trunk-wc$svn merge ^/branches/mergeinfoless-copies
> would be (assuming no conflicts) basically equivalent to
> trunk-wc$svn merge ^/trunk@LAST-SYNCED-REV
> ^/branches/mergeinfoless-copies

Yes. But it does not track the merges, it is one of the round abouts
available for issue 2897.

With regards
Kamesh Jayachandran

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