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RE: Live branching

From: Reedick, Andrew <jr9445_at_ATT.COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:51:49 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Rodgers [mailto:christopher.rodgers_at_cardiov.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 11:25 AM
> To: users_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Live branching
> Hi,
> Is it possible to make a branch where all but a few files continue to
> follow the trunk?
> This would be very similar to using "svn switch" in a working copy,
> would allow one to check out the particular combination of trunk files
> and modified ones onto several machines.
> I was thinking of using this for configuration files in the midst of a
> bulk of code that remains the same on each machine.

Sounds like you're referring to something like ClearCase's lazy
branching (a branch is created when a file/dir element is checked out.)
Subversion branching is done up front. Which means you will have to
rely on merging to get trunk changes once you branch.


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