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Re: Newbie, with revision history retention question.

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-14 17:22:15 CEST

On 8/14/07, Jason.Yankus@usitc.gov <Jason.Yankus@usitc.gov> wrote:
> Greetings:
> We're about to perform some extensive project refactoring of a codebase
> that is relatively mature. We're interested in switching to Subversion
> (from cvs) because we've heard (and read) that subversion does a better
> job of maintaining revision history during file renames or moves.
> I'm trying to find confirmation of a point.
> Given this scenario:
> A file exists: foo/bar/Baz.java
> If the file is refactored to: foo/gazonk/BaseBaz.java
> Is the revision history retained for all changes made to the original,
> Baz.java? Is that revision history still available to view on
> BaseBaz.java? Note that not only has the file been renamed, but it has
> moved to an entirely different directory. What if the file moved from
> one "project" to another, such as foo/bar/Baz.java to
> gazonk/bar/Baz.java?
> Sorry to pepper everyone with these seemingly obvious questions from a
> novice. I need to confirm the behavior to help justify our migration.

As long as the file stays within the same repository, history is retained.



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