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Re: Would branching across repositories be theoretically possible?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:55:25 +0100

On 31.12.2012 15:38, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 03:18:41PM +0100, Branko Čibej wrote:
>> Rather, it would do away with all the hoops you have to jump through in
>> order to work with vendor branches. It would also remove 99% of the use
>> cases for out-of-repo externals.
>> Both are worthy goals IMO.
> I agree that sounds good, though I'm not sure what details you have in
> mind. You might want to call your proposed advanced foreign merge something
> else ("inter-repository merge", perhaps?) to avoid confusion with existing
> terminology. Or maybe for some future release we can redefine "foreign
> repository merge" to mean whatever you think it means.

What it means /today/ is that you have to do the initial import and
merge tracking manually.

What I think it should mean someday is that you can "svn copy" between
repositories and that "svn merge" would properly handle merge tracking.

So, basically, the idea is to remove all the manual steps that are
currently necessary.

A rather more blue-sky idea is that the foreign repository need not
necessarily be a Subversion repo, but in the context of this discussion,
that's an "implementation detail." :)

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2012-12-31 15:56:41 CET

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