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Re: Cherrypicking Non-Sequential Revisions

From: marc gonzalez-carnicer <carnicer.lists_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:57:57 +0200

hi Mike,

thanks for your email. your idea is fine, but that's not be what i
asked. perhaps there are some revisions that i may want to exclude on
purpose, either temporarily or forever. hence the email subject,
"cherrypicking".

2009/4/22 Mike Meyer <mmeyer_at_lexmark.com>:
>
> marc gonzalez-carnicer <carnicer.lists_at_gmail.com> wrote on 04/22/2009
> 03:50:20 PM:
>
>> hi,
>>
>> this was discussed long time ago, i've been looking for an answer
>> before posting.
>>
>> i need to do multiple non-sequential revisions merge (cherrypicking),
>> from a "new feature" branch to the trunk. the "new feature" branch has
>> been updated with revisions from the trunk several times.
>>
>> when the "new feature" has been finished and tested it's time to bring
>> over. for that, i need to perform the above mentioned cherrypicking,
>> which consists on a merge of multiple non-sequential revisions.
>
> In my opinion (<- note that - this is my opinion of best practice, others
> will certainly disagree) you're doing the last merge wrong. Instead of
> trying to cherry pick the changes you want from the feature branch, you
> should make sure that *all* the changes in the trunk have been merged to the
> feature branch, then copy the feature branch onto the trunk. The idea is
> that all the disruption from the new feature, including the work of
> integrating it into the trunk, happens on the feature branch. The final copy
> to the trunk - which is the only time the trunk will be affected - should be
> painless: check out a pristine copy of the trunk, merge the differences
> between the trunk and the feature branch into that working copy - which
> should have no conflicts since you started with the trunk, and leave the WC
> as a copy of the feature branch - then commit that.
>
> This works pretty painlessly in all version of svn back to 1.1, and even in
> CVS.
>
>         <mike
>

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