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Re: Managing Vendor Branches

From: Olivier Sannier <obones_at_free.fr>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 15:09:13 +0100

James Mansion wrote:
> Jeff Mott wrote:
>> I've recently needed to track changes for vendor code drops, so I read
>> the SVN book's vendor branches chapter. But I'm not entirely happy
>> with part of the procedure, so I'd like to talk it out and, I hope,
>> find a better way.
> I struggled with findinng a way to do this too. I can't help feeling
> that it is such a common
> requirement that some bulletproof builtin automation would be
> worthwhile, and that there
> be One True Way to do it.

There is the svn_load_dirs.pl script but it's not very intuitive to use.
For those who are under Windows, I wrote a wizard based tool that
manages those externals for you.
Its sources (Delphi 2009) are available here:


along with a few other tools.
The tool in itself works well, I'm using it in production every time I
have a new vendor drop.
The project's website at tigris is a whole other story as I did not have
time to create it nor to publish precompiled binaries.

Received on 2010-03-01 15:09:50 CET

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