vss->svn migration issue
From: Warren Cooper <warren_cooper_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-12-10 17:42:07 CET
We have a source code for a project in microsoft source safe and would like to migrate to svn.
Our problem is that we have inherited several vss projects that really contain different 'branches' of the same source code.
The developers currently hand-code changes across all projects rather than using a source control merge facility across branches.
So in vss, for example, I have
let's say I have the following java file. In reality, these projects are large , but most of the files are unchanged across the projects.
In svn, Project A should be imported into a trunk, and 'B' and 'C' are branches of that trunk.
Is it possible to do this and still have the merge operations work properly? So far, my attempts result in the diff tool working as expected; I see no difference noted for this file (Hello.java) across the trunk and branches. But if I create a revision in the trunk that contains OTHER modifications (let's say I create a new file called 'Goodbye.java', and then I attempt to merge that revision to the trunk, it detects 'Hello.java' as also needing a change in addition to the Goodybye.java file in the revision I am merging. ( I read the svn doc, and realize the differences between diff and merge. ) I don't see how I can import my vss projects into the svn branches, so the files that really never changed across these projects appear to share an ancestry with the trunk.
thanks for your help. I'd really like to migrate to svn, but if I can't merge files across these existing branches, I will not be able to persuade my company to change its ways.
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