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RE: RE: How to get history of merged-in branches in trunk?

From: Marko Kaening <mk362_at_mch.osram.de>
Date: 2007-11-21 10:35:33 CET

Hi Andrew,

On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Reedick, Andrew wrote:
> You can get the full history of a file via 'svn log' (just don't use the
> --stop-on-copy switch.)
I know.

> SVN doesn't have merge tracking and true renames, which are sins that
> should be rectified in 1.5.
Yes, that's great.
> You are probably used to seeing the "FULL" history of a file in a system
> like CVS/RCS/ClearCase where each file is stored as an object, which
Exactly. That's what I thought I'd get with subversion as well...

> allows you to see the history of the file on any branch. However, even
> that "FULL" history can be rendered incomplete by Evil Twins. In
I see, but I guess svn could cope with these twins. I am sure there are
ways to ensure that these twins can be filtered out in some way.

> contrast, SVN follows changeset and directory based paradigms, so each
> file object only has one line of ancestry to maintain.
Well, that's what I understood only now.

> Personally, once I got used to SVN (after 7 years of being a ClearCase
> admin,) I no longer cared about seeing the "FULL" history of an object
> (aka a Version Tree that encompassed all branches.) All you really care
> about is whether Change X made it to branch Y. In other words, Change
> Control > Version Control.
OK, that's a way to see it... But still, I'd prefer to have the full
history. :)


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