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conflict resolver status update (roll 1.10.0 alpha 1?)

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:20:39 +0100


Another update on the new conflict resolver:

We have 36 conflict resolver tests, all of which PASS.
I have updated the wiki page about conflict tests accordingly:

The 36 tests we have still do not cover much of the overall problem space.
However, our tests cover the existing conflict options. I guess we will be
expanding our set of tests whenever new options get added and user-reported
bugs get fixed. I don't see much value in adding additional regression tests
at this point. Rather, I think we need to get the resolver out into the hands
of users to see if it meets their expectations during day-to-day operation.

Apart from tests, there are other important points marked with [X] in:
Among those, only one is left unresolved:

 - Markup in test descriptions (for GUI clients). (Suggested by ivan)

Since I am not a GUI developer I will leave this task to somebody else who
is more competent in that area. Of course, I would be able to support such
an effort and help with making design decisions and getting an implementation
worked out.

Other unresolved items mentioned in this file are:

 - Recommended resolution option(s)
   (includes support for using the conflict resolver with --non-interactive)
 - Working copy operations are not atomic
 - Resolution scripts (aka custom user-defined resolution options)
 - Issue with multirange merge

I myself do not plan to address these items for the 1.10.0 release.
I would be fine with releasing the current implementation as 1.10.0 and to
fix bugs and add more resolution options during the 1.10.x release series.
The current feature set already provides huge improvements over 1.9.
Further improvements, which require API changes, can be postponed to 1.11.

I would like to get an 1.10.0 alpha1 released in February. Unless I hear
objections I will start rolling this alpha release from trunk and call a
vote on it soon.

Received on 2017-01-24 12:20:50 CET

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