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RE: How's subversion branch merging better than CVS?

From: Thierry Lam <lam_at_pcigeomatics.com>
Date: 2006-09-01 20:43:40 CEST

Do you have a screenshot of the SVN branching from a SVN repository
browser that I can look at?

Thierry

-----Original Message-----
From: Jamie Wellnitz [mailto:Jamie.Wellnitz@emulex.com]
Sent: Friday, September 01, 2006 1:18 PM
To: Thierry Lam
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: How's subversion branch merging better than CVS?

On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 12:57:28PM -0400, Thierry Lam wrote:
> Can anyone tell me the advantages and disadvantages of branch
merging of
> SVN over CVS?

Generally, I would say merging in SVN is quite a bit easier than in
CVS.

Repeated merging in CVS requires tags to mark each merge. SVN's
atomic commits and repository-wide revision numbers remove the need
for tags, but there's still some bookkeeping.

Cherry-picking changes from one branch to another is easier is SVN
than in CVS, mainly because it's easy to identify a commit by revision
number.

The svnmerge.py script, while not strictly part of SVN (it's in
contrib), handles a good deal of the merge bookkeeping.

There's clearly room for improvement in merge tracking in SVN, though.

>
> Thierry

Regards,
        Jamie

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