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Re: How to search between branches (complete)

From: ANGonline <trimante_at_yahoo.it>
Date: 2007-04-18 15:42:14 CEST

> Angelo,
>
> the common understanding is, that it's rather not the job of the
> software to find out about this, i.e. if you need subversion to find out
> what (relevant) tasks other people in the team are working on, then your
> team's organization and whole philosophy is fundamentaly broken. So
> "BEFORE starting to develop", there should be a meeting or email
> exchange or chat, so all developers involved know what's going on,
> how it should be done and who is to be going to do what.

Well, I got the point.
Probably my environment is simply a bad organized one....
but we are a little place where a few people have to work on big numbers of (usually) little tasks.
So the problem is not easily solved by sending a broadcast email, advertising "we are going to amend sources A.c B.c and C.c, whoever is working on them please reply and get ready to have a meeting".

Usually, each of us has pending developments of a certain number of different amendments, each involving maybe tens of files and we are used to switch from one amendment to another depending on priority or freezing events or whatever. Certain amendments can stuck freezed for weeks or months.
Moreover, it can happen that a certain task passes from one developer to another, depending on day-by-day availability.

So when it comes the time to start a new amendment is somewhat unsatisfying to rely only on memory of the available developers. A good solution should be quite complete and fast.

To answer to those that suggested to use less branches and instead commit more frequently on the main trunk, I find it an impossible solution because we are not allowed to transfer anything to the production trunk until it's tested and fully functional. To commit something that is still "work in progress" would mine the overall stability of the system.

I think I'll try to think of some automation via hooks.
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks for your advices,

Angelo.

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