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Re: svnmerge and new subversion merge-tracking question

From: Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-28 05:00:49 CEST

On 8/25/07, Mark Phippard <markphip@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/25/07, Troy Curtis Jr <troycurtisjr@gmail.com> wrote:
> > We have a recurring issue in our development that I was curious to see
> > how other people handle it and most curious to see if the new
> > merge-tracking for 1.5 will solve the issue.
> >
> > There are three branches:
> >
> > trunk --- Mainline development (duh :))
> > task_branch -- temporary branch off of trunk for working a particular task
> > release 1.0 branch -- Stable release branch originally off trunk (a while back)
> >
> > So you are working along making commits to "task_branch". Eventually
> > you merge all your changes (or some subset) from the "task_branch"
> > back into "trunk", complete with the svnmerge maintained property
> > (svnmerge-integrated). It turns out your changes fix an issue that
> > exists in the "release 1.0 branch" so you dutifully merge the changes
> > from "trunk" to "release 1.0 branch". The trouble is, that revision
> > on trunk contains a modification to the 'svnmerge-integrated' property
> > because it was performed with svnmerge, but *this* svnmerge operation
> > ALSO modified svnmerge-integrated and so it produces a conflict.
> >
> > It does appear to be alway safe to resolve the conflict on the second
> > merge immediately as you don't really want the trunk merge-tracking
> > info. However, it seems quite clunky and I know that some of the less
> > sophisticated users get confused when it happens.
> >
> > What do other people do to address this situation? With this still be
> > a problem with the new merge-tracking in 1.5?
>
> The merge tracking feature added special code to intelligently merge
> the merge tracking information, so this should not be an issue.
>
> --
> Thanks
>
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
>

Thanks to both you and Raman, both answers I wanted to hear!

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