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Re: Very slow merge for Feature Branch

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 01:09:41 -0600

On Jan 30, 2008, at 15:58, Stephen Armstrong wrote:

> Our company uses developer branches much like the practice of
> Feature Branches described in the svn book (http://svnbook.red-
> bean.com/en/1.4/
> svn.branchmerge.commonuses.html#svn.branchmerge.commonuses.patterns.fe
> ature). We've been noticing that merges are taking quite a while on
> some larger projects (15 - 20 min), regardless of how many changes
> were made.

That seems to be a long time, but what is "larger"? How many files
and directories are we talking about? How much space on disk does a
working copy consume?

> Because of other practices, we've always got a working copy of our
> branch, and of the trunk on disk, but we can't do the merge with a
> command such as:
> merge ./trunk ./branch ./trunk
> It seems that when specifying a working copy for the merge, it only
> uses it like an anchor, to get the URL for the repo. Is there a way
> we can do the merge client-side? Some kind of offline-merge?

I don't think you can use local working copies to do the merge.

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