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Re: How to search between branches (complete)

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-17 20:32:47 CEST

Hermann Voßeler wrote:

> I completely agree with you that such a feature could be usable
> sometimes, esp. if you are exploring a new open source project and just
> want to learn what was/is going on. Subversion seems inded to have a
> certain lack of functionality here (but as mentioned above, this is
> not considered very important).
> You should note though, that "branching" behaves the same way
> as "copying" and "renaming" and "moving", so keeping track
> of "all versions in other branches" is much more difficult
> as you would mean at first glance.

This is really the same issue that comes up frequently as a difference
from CVS, in that svn has no way to track 'forward' development after a
tag copy is made. You can only view the history backwards from the tag
or branch points. I think the only available solution is to keep all
important changes merged into the trunk so you have a common point to
diff against to find changes.

   Les Mikesell
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