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Branch from working copy

From: Brian E. Fox <brianf_at_reply.infinity.nu>
Date: 2007-03-07 22:04:24 CET

Let me start by saying that we switched our company over to SVN from CVS
1.5 years ago. As far as I'm concerned, SVN is hands down the best SCM
tool I've ever used. The documentation is also one of the best I've seen
in OSS.
I just have one small issue that I can't seem to find the answer to.
When developers create a branch from working copy, the copy and the
commits are committed in a single revision (as the doc says). This
causes problems when merging because diffing R-1 on that branch causes
an error because the branch didn't exist in R-1. What is the correct way
to recover from this and perform the merge? (no matter how many times I
instruct the devs to make the branch first, switch and then commit,
inevitably someone does it and then comes crying to me)
Received on Wed Mar 7 22:05:16 2007

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