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Re: It's time to fix Subversion Merge

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:47:25 -0400

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Hyrum K Wright <hyrum_at_hyrumwright.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 11:25 AM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> Finally, in your new design do not forget about things like log -g and
>> blame -g, as well as the mergeinfo command.  These features are all
>> necessary parts of a merge tracking plan and must have answers from
>> the first release.
> Really?  I think we should take whatever improvements we can get,
> rather than saying "oh, and you need to support all this legacy
> baggage as well."  While they are useful to some folks, I don't think
> they are can't-live-without-absolutely-must-have features.  I'm mean,
> if we're thinking outside the box, let's think Outside the BOX, and
> try not to pigeon hole ourselves.
> It would be interesting to see the usage of 'log -g' and 'blame -g'.
> I believe Tortoise uses them as the default under-the-hood, so that
> probably inflates the actual usage numbers quite a bit.

A new merge tracking design that does not support these features, or
at least have a very definite plan for supporting then, would be dead
on arrival. If the design does not support these options then go back
to the drawing board.

These are absolute must have features.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2011-07-12 18:48:01 CEST

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