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Re: Summary of discussions that occured on issue 2897 -Part 1

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-12-07 15:20:50 CET

On Dec 7, 2007 5:04 AM, Kamesh Jayachandran <kamesh@collab.net> wrote:

> There were other threads few of them I sparsely looked at and they went
> over my head.
> As of now all I can say is that there exists a problem 'merge
> *non-reflected* changes from a *reflective*' that need to be fixed to
> fix a) and c).
> I will post one more summary after going through the posts of Folker
> especially his concerns over branchA->branchB->branchC'.

I think what we would like to see is an attempt to explain how you
plan to approach fixing the problem. There have been two general
ideas floated:

1) When committing a merge, figure out a way to turn it into 2
revisions. The clean merge, and the conflict resolution. We would
then just need to filter out the revision for the merge.

2) Do some kind of complex delta calculations to determine what part
of a merge is unique and not a part of the merge itself -- the
conflict resolution.

I think it is pretty clear that you are going for #2, which is
probably the best way to do this. That being said, it is viewed as
pretty difficult. What ideas do you have for doing this?

Mark Phippard
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