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Re: 2-way merging - bad?

From: Joshua Varner <jlvarner_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-06-22 17:57:43 CEST

On 6/22/05, Tim Blackman <Tim.Blackman@sun.com> wrote:
> On Jun 22, 2005, at 12:58 AM, John Browne wrote:
> > Are there any "gotchas" with merging changes back and forth (2-way
> > merging) between the trunk and a branch? The subversion book seems to
> > imply that it's not a problem, but other things I've read say 2-way
> > merging is bad.. Seems like if the developers are using "clean"
> > working copies with no local mods when the merge occurs it should work
> > fine.
> >
> > Any thoughts?
> Merges don't always take into account files that have been moved in the
> branch or the trunk.
> - Tim

Here are some recent e-mails about it. I think the general consensus
is that merging should occur in only one direction at a time, unless
you want to spend the extra time to coordinate the changes b/w the


svk and arch handle this a little better since it is more fundamental
to the distributed VC systems, so if it is necessary for you, you
might take a look at those.


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