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Re: Find out which branches exist

From: Mike Mason <mgm_at_thoughtworks.net>
Date: 2004-09-13 16:47:55 CEST

Jan.Kester wrote:

>Hello
>
>I am learning subversion now, and try to apply it to our working methods.
>What I don't see is how I can keep track of branch generation points.
>Imagine that I am main responsible for the trunk, and at certain moment need
>to make a new delivery. I would like to make sure that all other team
>members have merged their contributions into the main trunk. How can I find
>out which team members have created branches of my trunk?
>
>

If you're using a common style for naming your branches, they'll all be
in a directory called /branches so you can just look there to see what
branches you have (if you're not using a common naming scheme like that
then you should probably think about fixing that problem first!). Once
you know what branches you have, it should be easy to find the branch
owners and ask them if their changes have been merged.

This book reference might help:
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook/ch05s04.html#svn-ch-5-sect-6.1

Your question seems to imply that developers are creating branches often
-- is this because they're creating "task branches" and merging back to
the trunk frequently? You might find a model where everyone checks into
the trunk is less overhead.

Cheers,
Mike.

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