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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2010 12:18:11 +0200

On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:04:42AM +0200, Branko Čibej wrote:
> On 05.04.2010 17:06, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> > An idea we're playing with to mitigate this problem is having designated
> > properties in the svn: namespace which allow users to tell svn what their
> > branching/merging strategy is.
> (Thereby making things even more flexible, complex, and error-prone.)
> In the light of previous discussions

I'd like to read them. Can you provide pointers?

> this is a less than optimal way of
> making branching and merging easier for users. This is another feature
> that would probably only be used by perhaps 1% of all users ...

Do you mean "used" or "configured" (as in setting the props)?

> whilst
> most people just want to say, "create a branch" and "merge from that
> branch" and be done with it.

Yes, they do.

But how else would you make it easier to use before going 2.0
(in the "2.0" sense of writing a new centralised SCM from scratch)?
The flexibility^Wcomplexity is there now, and we have set for
ourselves the goal to continue supporting it (for better or worse).

Received on 2010-04-06 12:18:50 CEST

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