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Re: svn commit: r27964

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-11-21 19:37:03 CET

Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 10:02:52AM -0800, cmpilato@tigris.org wrote:
>> Author: cmpilato
>> Date: Wed Nov 21 10:02:51 2007
>> New Revision: 27964
>> Log:
>> On the 'mergeinfoless-copies' branch, merge outstanding trunk changes.
> Michael and others,
> given that I will have to do the same thing soon while maintaining
> the tree conflicts branch, how do you keep your branches in the svn
> repository in sync with trunk?
> You don't seem to follow the book, which says:
> "... until the day Subversion grows this feature, you'll have to track
> merge information yourself. The best place to do this is in the
> commit log-message."
> (http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.branchmerge.copychanges.html#svn.branchmerge.copychanges.bestprac)
> In other projects using svn I usually track merges by setting
> tags on both trunk and the branch that indicate merge points.
> In essence I never merge from a branch, only from tags.
> This makes it easy to keep track of what has already been merged.
> But I guess setting tons of tags may get a bit unwieldy in a busy
> repository.
> Also, how frequently do you tend to sync with trunk?
> Whenever you feel like it?
> Once a week?
> Whenever big changes happened on trunk?

If you're not using a 1.5 trunk client to do the merges, then use svnmerge.py to
keep the branch in sync:


Syncing more frequently is better then less frequently in case you get
conflicts, they are easier to resolve.


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