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Re: GUI Diff on Repository HEAD and "a" directory?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-19 19:41:45 CET

Tom Malia wrote:

> So far, from my developing understanding of SVN, I think an analogous
> scenario in SVN would be something like:
> 1) Programmer 1 (the "lucky guy") checks out the entire project and starts
> developing in the same working directory he checked out to. This "lucky"
> guy can perform standard "diffs" against his base when we wants to see
> exactly what he has changed.
> 2) The others (the "unlucky guys") check out the entire code to a SVN
> working directory, then they export the exact same code to another
> directory. These guys do their development in the exported code and perform
> Diff's against the "real" svn working directory when they want to see what
> changes they've made since they checked things out.

The question is, why do you think this is desirable compared to the
typical situation where everyone just checks out their own copies and
commits/updates frequently if they want to cooperate closely and take
advantage of each other's changes, or they make a branch if they want to
isolate changes that might be disruptive? Merging the changes on the
branch(es) would be the equivalent to your manual diff/merge step but
svn does most of the work for you.

   Les Mikesell
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Received on Mon Mar 19 19:41:06 2007

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