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Re: svn:mergeinfo suggestion

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:35:58 -0400

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Robert Dailey <rcdailey_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I noticed when I create a feature branch, there is no default svn:mergeinfo
> set. For example, if my trunk is at revision 100, and I create my feature
> branch from that revision, the default property for my working branch root
> should be:
> /trunk:0-100
> on my new feature branch. Why is this not the case? This would be extremely
> helpful, as I won't have to remember in my head (or have to put it in my
> branch log) which revision I branched from. Would this be a difficult
> feature to add?

The early versions of merge tracking actually did do this and it
turned out to be problematic. For one thing, creating the merge
tracking information requires contact with the repository to gather
the information it needed. This effectively turned all WC copy
operations into needing an online connection. The other thing it does
is make the migration of existing repositories more difficult s they
would not have the properties set. So a lot of work went into making
it use the natural history of the path and not include it in the
mergeinfo. It is not going to change now.

Mark Phippard
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