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Re: Can subversion track structural changes? In different copies? And merge them?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-07 19:21:02 CEST

On Sep 7, 2006, at 12:19, Mariano Kamp wrote:

>> This is issue 898: Implement true renames. Because renames are
>> currently implemented as a Copy+Delete, it's not possible to
>> determine
>> whether a file stems from a Copy or Rename operation.

> I read the issue report, http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/
> show_bug.cgi?id=898, and it has been filed four years ago. So that
> lets me believe the feature is not important at all. Hence I am
> probably doing something the wrong way and there is an easy
> workaround for tracking changes in resource names and directories.
>
> The question is, what does the workaround look like?
>
> Otherwise this would mean that all svn users don't use branches and
> merge automagically. Or they don't do any structural changes,
> besides adding new files.
>
> Or don't I get it?

I do not believe there is an easy workaround. The scenario you
described is problematic in Subversion.

The fact that the issue has not been resolved after four years does
not mean it is not important to anybody, just that it has not been
more important to the limited number of developers than some of the
other issues they have been fixing in the mean time.

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