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Re: Suggestion: Transparent Branching

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 11:05:09 +0200

On 07.07.2010 18:29, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-07 at 11:44 -0400, Marco Jansen wrote:
>> So therefor, what we would like to see is to be able to have a transparent
>> branch: One which fetches updates from both branch and trunk, without having
>> them listed as changes or triggering commits. In essence it's reading from
>> two branches, where a last known revision of a file could be from either
>> branch, and committing to one only when it has changes from this 'either'
>> latest revision.
> I'm not sure if this is a feature of any popular version control system.
> What would happen if trunk changes didn't merge easily with the changes
> on one or more transparent branches?

ClearCase and AccuRev come to mind. AccuRev might not be that popular,
but ClearCase definitely is.

-- Brane
Received on 2010-07-29 11:05:50 CEST

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