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re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Morel, Jacques <Jacques.Morel_at_sabre-holdings.com>
Date: 2007-04-12 20:59:54 CEST

On Jan 18, 2007, at 04:41, B. Smith-Mannschott wrote:
>(*) The lack of true rename support. Or rather, it keeps popping up in
>other explanations for other defects and odd behaviors such that I
>imagine that the world would be nicer if we had it. Though I'd have a
>hard time putting my finger on what exactly "it" is. I have the
>feeling the developers on subversion have the same difficulty
>(defining the semantics of what it would mean to have true renames),
>else why would it still be an open issue, considering it's been a todo
>since about subversion 1.0.

This one is definitively my biggest gripe and consistently on the top of
my wish list since 1.0 ;-(

>(*) The lack of merge tracking. Yes, I've tried to wrap my brain
>around svnmerge.py, I can make it work, but I've never quite
>understood how to use bidirectional merging. Even so, it's not much of
>a solution for most on my project since most use subclipse or
>tortoisesvn. I think I'm the only one that regularly using the command
>line. Currently we just don't do much branching, or branches are very




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