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Re: Subversion in 2010

From: Roy Franz <roy.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:52:37 -0800

On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Mark Mielke <mark_at_mark.mielke.cc> wrote:
> On 01/07/2010 04:42 AM, Branko ─îibej wrote:

>> (You can get the same effect by creating a branch for each developer in
>> Subversion. You can imagine the horror that integration then becomes.)
> It's only a horror because Subversion merging is still immature (mostly
> related to renames). It works very well for us under ClearCase, and my
> proposal for us to migrate will require that we use per-developer or
> per-change branches under Subversion. It also works *great* under GIT, where
> each user's workspace really is their own private developer branch
> ("master"). It works great outside Subversion. I'd like to see it work great
> *with* Subversion.

I see improved merging as a vital area of development in Subversion.
I haven't worked with ClearCase for a long time (10+) years,
but still miss its excellent merge tracking. At my company this is by
far the biggest pain point in using Subversion. Branches are somewhat
usable, but are severely hampered by its many limitations. We have
absolutely no interested in any distributed features.

Received on 2010-01-08 01:53:12 CET

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