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RE: Shelving

From: Gavin Lambert <gavinl_at_compacsort.com>
Date: 2005-12-01 23:35:32 CET

Quoth Flanakin Michael C Ctr HQ OSSG/OMR
> I'm sure shelving isn't a new concept, but this is the first time
> I've heard about it. Are there any planned additions of a similar
> type of capability in Subversion? For those that don't know, shelving
> allows you to make modifications and do a partial commit. Check outs
> and updates don't get the shelved content. A separate command (i.e.
> unshelve) gets the shelved mods. Then, additional mods can be made
> and committed when the changes are complete.

As far as I am aware, shelving is indistiguishable from branching.
About the only difference is perhaps that you're not expecting the
"shelved" branch to be in a compilable state, and it tends to be "owned"
by a single developer. Neither of which Subversion would care about :)

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Received on Thu Dec 1 23:52:02 2005

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