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Re: Merging or moving from "trunk" to a branch.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-22 23:14:38 CET

[keeping this on users@ list]

On Feb 22, 2005, at 4:06 PM, Stephen McConnell wrote:

> When the same words are used, but have subtle to major
> differences, confusion exists... The key to priesthoods is often not
> knowledge, but vocabulary.

Yup, that's why we very carefully define "revision" in chapter 2,
"basic concepts", and explain the global-ness. It's also discussed in
Appendix A, "SVN for CVS users".
> Subverion seems to have many nice new features, but also have adopted
> some features that create limitations on the way it is used...

"Does not work the same way as CVS" doesn't mean "the tool is limited".
  It's different, yes. But it's not a transparent, drop-in replacement
for CVS. If you really believe there are things that are simply
impossible in SVN, we're ready to discuss. But nothing you've
mentioned so far falls into that category. I just don't think you've
had time to make the paradigm shift and switched your habits yet. Give
it time.

> trying to keep up patches, branches and Releases for a bunch of cowboys
> that want to do things _their_ way. I would like not to have to fight
> the tool AND them.

I sympathize... but if you thought you'd just casually switch version
control tools without re-training all of your developers and
re-thinking all of your development processes... well, you're in for a
nasty surprise. There ain't so such thing. :-/

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