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Re: Projected date for next version of SVN?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-05-18 23:03:54 CEST

On May 18, 2007, at 09:41, Ken MacDonald wrote:

> We're a small firm considering migrating our development process to
> SVN and have been watching the mailing list and reading through the
> docset for some time now. One of my concerns is with merge tracking,
> and it sounds as if this will be addressed in the next version. I'm
> wondering if we should wait for this capability; or if we start now
> rolling out SVN, will our merges be retro-actively tracked once the
> next version is released. Finally, I guess I'm wondering when the
> merge-tracking version is expected to be released.

If you use Subversion (1.4.3 or earlier) today to merge something and
commit it, the Subversion server will have no way of distinguishing
those edits from changes you made manually. So once a version of
Subversion with merge tracking is available, it certainly will not be
able to retroactively detect your existing merges. That's what merge
tracking is about -- the ability to track merges. Subversion
currently doesn't have that ability.

Merge tracking might be in Subversion 1.5 or 1.6. There was a thread
a couple months ago on the list in which a survey was conducted
asking if people wanted 1.5 in ~6 months (from then) without merge
tracking or in ~9 months with merge tracking. There were many votes,
and I forget what the tally was.

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Received on Fri May 18 23:04:35 2007

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