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Re: Move tracking -- concept demo

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:24:20 +0100

On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 04:53:00PM +0000, Julian Foad wrote:
> I recognize that this all seems a big change, but I think it's the most
> important thing Subversion needs, and I think we can do it. If you care about
> move tracking, please have a play with it and tell me what do you think.

I'd really like to look at this but there is something at a higher
level that worries me and discourages me from diving into technical
details just now.

I remember Branko telling me last summer he had a vision of how moves
would work and that it was different to yours and that merging moves
were not going to work as you envisage. (That's not exactly what he
said, I'm just paraphrasing what I took away from the conversation.)

Since then I haven't heard much from Branko on this topic, I have put
off work on a more user-friendly tree-conflict resolution script I've
been meaning to write (other projects have just been so much more exciting),
and you've been hacking away on this branch which is great but...

... are we still a project run by a community of collaborators with a
shared focus, or is everyone of us working isolated in their own corner?
In the latter case, what do we do to fix the situation and find
project-wide consensus on how to proceed?

What's the grand vision that unites this design with other (as of
yet mostly vocally relayed) design proposals? I've never seen the
discussion about competing move-tracking designs that took place
in Berlin earlier this year being concluded.
Received on 2014-11-26 18:24:58 CET

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