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Re: mergeinfo not inherrited when I thought it should

From: Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 18:41:15 +0200

Johan Corveleyn wrote on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 17:18:54 +0100:
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name> wrote:
> > Johan Corveleyn wrote on Wed, Nov 03, 2010 at 10:17:34 +0100:
> >> (the upcoming 1.7 release will improve the situation a bit, IIUC: the
> >> not-affected-subtrees will no longer have their mergeinfo updated all
> >> the time, only if they are affected by the merge).
> >
> > That surprised me a little, but a quick test with current trunk[1]
> > confirms:
> Yes, it's kind of easy to miss, because there is no explicit issue in
> the issue tracker for this AFAIK. But I vaguely remember some mail
> threads on the dev-list about this, and saw it mentioned in the
> description of another issue about mergeinfo ([1]).

There's quite a bit of traffic about mergeinfo. I try to follow the
developments to some degree, but I missed (or forgot) about this change.

> This refers to
> revision r878767 ([2]), which is apparently the reintegration of a
> feature branch "subtree-mergeinfo", which was made specifically for
> developing this feature.

Thanks for the digging!

> Since this is quite a big issue for a lot of users, it's important not
> to forget about this change when the time comes to write the release
> notes for 1.7. Maybe it should be mentioned on the roadmap page (as
> one of the finished items), or an issue should be created in the issue
> tracker?

(without expressing an opinion as to which option is preferable,) another
option is to create a stub section in

btw, I think there have been more release-notes-worthy merge-tracking
changes than just this one.

> Cheers,
> --
> Johan
> [1] http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3577
> [2] http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?view=revision&revision=878767
Received on 2010-11-03 17:44:19 CET

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