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Re: Branching & merging an external repository

From: Christopher Ness <chris_at_nesser.org>
Date: 2005-09-26 17:47:24 CEST

On Sun, 2005-09-25 at 01:10 +0200, Michael Schuerig wrote:
> On Sunday 25 September 2005 00:58, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
<snip />
> > Have you already looked at Vendor Branches?
> >
> > http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s05.html
> >
> > It's not automatic, but I'm not sure if anything automatic exists for
> > what you want to do.
>
> Yes, using vendor branches was my first idea. But using them daily means
> that I'd either have to go through an error-prone manual process or
> that I'd have to spend more time than I currently have on automating
> it. At any rate, when using a vendor branch, I'm essentially ignoring
> that the external framework is under subversion control itself. It
> feels wrong not to take advantage of this.

The other side of the argument is that "stable" projects wouldn't want
to be building against the bleeding edge HEAD revisions. Only stable
releases from the framework developers.

You could always track HEAD *AND* do a vendor branch against the stable
releases of the framework.

Cheers,
Chris

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