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RE: How to keep the history of a file when bringing changes from branch to trunk?

From: Sven Kirchner <Sven.Kirchner_at_innomea.com>
Date: 2006-02-21 09:18:47 CET

> I am learning TSVN and come across this question (this is more like a
> question).

> After I am done with a branch, I would like to bring all the changes
> in the branch) back to the trunk. So I use "svn merge". This operation

> compares the 2 revisions of the branch and puts the results of the
> into my trunk working copy. Assume that there is no conflict. Then the
> step is to commit all the changes in my trunk working copy to the
> So I type in some comment to avoid the application of the same merging
in the
> future.

> Now the problem with the above procedure is that all the history (eg.
log messages) that I made in the branch are not transferred to the
> Basically I lost all the history of my developement. What is the
normal practice?
> Do people want to keep all the history ever made in the branch? Or
people just
> want to throw out all the history made in the branch? I tend to like
to keep
> all history so that even when I checkout the file from the trunk, I
can still
> see all the development history (including those history made in a

> So is there a way to bring all history made in a branch back to the

> Thanks.

I've been wondering the same. Maybe TSVN could offer an option to
copy(/paste) revision ranges' log messages, so at least those are saved.

r413: log message
r414: log message

That's always assuming there isnt already a better way/practice.

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