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Re: Local branches

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-22 22:35:01 CEST

On Thu, 2004-07-22 at 15:25, Noam Raphael wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a compulsive patch-sender. I have a few pending patches to python,
> including a quite big one.
> I couldn't hold all the changes as "local changes" to the (to me read
> only) CVS repository, so I opened a local repository, which holds my
> patched version, and I periodically update it from the public repository.
> The problem is that it's quite cumbersome. I thought that if I had my
> own branch or branches, to save my local changes, in the public
> repository, it may have been easier for me to manage my patches.
> I was wondering, is something like that (local branches to a public
> repository, to save my local changes in a more organized manner) is
> planned for subversion?

It sounds like you want a decentralized, rather than a centralized,
version control system. 'svk' (svk.elixus.org) is a separate project
based on subversion that is decentralized -- every developer has a
private repository, and the system manages the chaotic exchange of
patches. 'arch' works the same way, as does bitkeeper. I'd recommend
you check them out.

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