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Re: merging svn and nonsvn copies

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2008a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 19:37:23 -0500

On Mar 29, 2008, at 17:48, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:

> I have a project (say P) that I manage under subversion. For the
> project I
> also collaborate with another person (say X). X does not use
> subversion.
> So I end up
> 1) making a "svn export" when my part is complete, give it to X (in
> a .tar.gz format).
> 2) X makes some changes and gives it back to me.
> 3) I unzip the new tar.gz directory
> 4) copy it by rsync to my working copy
> 5) then commit the changes to the repository from working copy
> I am wondering if there is an svn way of doing step 4. Here I am
> essentially
> merging changes between an svn copy, and a nonsvn copy. Can this be
> done by
> svn? I looked in svn merge's help but there both initial arguments
> have to
> subversioned directories.

Instead of giving X an export, give them a working copy. When they
send it back, you can use "svn st" and "svn di" to see their changes.

Or, encourage X to use Subversion.

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Received on 2008-03-30 01:38:29 CET

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