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Re: Planning to move to 1.1rc2 this weekend (possibly)

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-08-13 00:39:08 CEST

On Thu, 2004-08-12 at 17:34, David Budworth wrote:

> Main reason for this switch is I believe that 1.1 has better support
> for mass merging than 1.0 did given that merge now follows history? Or
> maybe I just misread something about that.

You're the 2nd person to misunderstand the new feature. Maybe we should
change the release notes...

We don't have merge-tracking. All the new feature means is that if you

   'svn subcommand -rOLD foo.c'

and foo.c had a different name or location in rOLD, then the svn client
will "find" that old name and use it, rather than spewing an error about
how 'foo.c doesn't exist in rOLD'.

A lot of people have been burned by this in svn 1.0, when running 'svn
diff -rX:Y foo.c', for example, when foo.c was renamed at some point.

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