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Outsider impression about merge tracking

From: Folker Schamel <schamel23_at_spinor.com>
Date: 2007-11-19 17:36:39 CET

Hello merge-trackers!

I'm reluctant sending this mail, because I have a huge respect
for the Subversion developers. But maybe sometimes some outsider view
is helpful:

I fear that subversion team is going to slap some premature merge-tracking
feature out.

Which in practice will causes serious headaches and dissatisfaction for users
due to many open issues. (Also a good documentation of the limitations
of merge-tracking won't prevent this.)

And for such kind of non-trivial algorithmic problems, usually you cannot
fix broken implementations afterwards, but the only chance is to
(re)implement a clean solution from the beginning.

Is commercial pressure driving the subversion code base in a dead end?

Cheers,
Folker

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Received on Mon Nov 19 17:37:01 2007

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