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Re: This is possible with PERFORCE > is it with SVN (yet ;) ) ?

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-28 16:13:58 CEST

On Jun 28, 2005, at 8:57 AM, Romain Prevost wrote:
> This is possible with Perforce, and I don't know if it is
> with SVN (I mean easily).

Yes, it's called 'cherry picking', the arbitrary porting of a
changeset from one branch ot another. Subversion does it fine. We
do this all the time when working on subversion itself. A bug is
fixed on the main trunk, then the changeset is backported to the
current stable-release branch. It's very easy to do.

(CVS does this too, it's nothing earthshattering. I think it's a bit
easier to do in Subversion, of course, because Subverison actually
gives *names* to changesets, whereas CVS has to rely on incessant
tagging to isolate changesets.)

Chapter 4 in the svn book is all about branching and merging, check
it out.

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