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Re: Question about applying patches

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:02:32 +0100

On 24 June 2014 04:37, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working on a project (R) with a number of other people. We
> generally don't like to have things committed to the trunk until they
> are ready to go, passing tests, etc. This means development of changes
> that take several days can be a little tricky.
>
> I think the official svn way to do it is by branching, but the trouble
> with that is that merging other people's trunk changes into the branch
> can be tricky unless done very frequently, and it's a lot of work if
> done frequently.
>
> What I've been doing instead is saving patches of my changes, then
> reverting, updating the trunk, and re-applying the patch. This seems
> easier.

Huh? Why would you do that? Create patch/revert/update/apply patch is
exactly the same as just updating your changed working copy, and a lot
more error-prone. That is the whole point of update - to merge trunk
changes into your own possibly modified working copy.

Simon

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