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Re: Rolling revisions forwards and backwards, very stuck!

From: Brad Stiles <bradstiles_at_bellsouth.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 16:52:44 +0000

> So, I've used SVN->Show Log. Right-clicked on about 200 revisions
> earlier, and selected "Revert to this revision".
> Fine, the bug is now fixed. (It's a visual bug occurring only in IE6
> during Javascript so it's very hard to pin down, or even test without
> actually looking at the result).
> Here's where I'm stuck. I want to roll forward an arbitrary number of
> revisions to see where the behaviour has broken.
> I've tried selecting a revision further up and "revert to this
> revision".

I think the easiest solution for you is to just export or checkout the version you want into a new directory. Don't bother with reverting.

If you *must* use the working copy for this, then I think what you want to do instead is to merge up to that revision, instead of reverting to it.

For example, if your HEAD is r1000, and you initially reverted to r500, if you now want r750, you would merge all the changes from r501:r750 into your working copy.

IMNECTHO though, It's going to be far easier to just check out the version you want to examine, in a sort of binary search algorithm, test it, and throw it away when you are done. When a version exhibits the problem, and the next version doesn't, you've found the problem revision.


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Received on 2008-04-22 18:52:51 CEST

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