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Vendor Branch Here

From: Gavin Lambert <tsvn_at_mirality.co.nz>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:18:13 +1300

I just noticed this new feature listed in the release notes for 1.8
("Third Party Libraries"). It doesn't appear to be covered in any of
the other documentation as far as I can tell, so I was wondering about
the specifics of how it works.

The release notes just briefly say "TortoiseSVN then scans both
directories, copies all new files, removes files that are not present
anymore in the new version."

Does it just do literally that and no more, or does it work more like
svn_load_dirs.pl with interactive discovery of renames?

Presumably it does not preserve local edits either (as I can't see how
it could without having a reference unmodified copy of the previous
vendor drop). Isn't this the most important feature of vendor branches?

I tried using it to see what it did, and it resulted in copying files
over and then just deleting everything afterwards (leaving a completely
empty folder). I think this is because I did a select-all-files and
drop. It behaved a bit better after I reverted and then dragged the
folder containing the new vendor files rather than the contents of that
folder. Maybe it should check for this?

(And yes, unsurprisingly but less-than-usefully it removed all local
committed edits.)


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