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Re: Vendor Branch Here

From: Ron Wilson <ronw.mrmx_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:42:54 -0400

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 7:00 PM, Gavin Lambert <tsvn_at_mirality.co.nz> wrote:

> On 17/10/2013 06:13, Quoth Stefan K√ľng:
> > It's for vendor branches, which should not have local modifications.
> > IMHO if you have to change/modify an external lib, create a patch from
> > your changes and have that patch somewhere versioned as well. Then after
> > upgrading the lib (using the vendor branch command) you can apply the
> > patch again to that new version.
>
> I'm referring to
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.advanced.vendorbr.html, which
> discusses the concept of "vendor branching" as it relates to Subversion.
>
> It is pretty much entirely about tracking and preserving custom local
> changes made to code supplied by external vendors. So this is what
> people will be expecting when they see something associated with SVN
> talking about vendor branching.
>

In my team (and other teams I have worked with), the "vendor branch" is
where we keep the 3rd party code as delivered. For local changes, we
use a "local_mods" branch where we maintain our local variant.

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