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From: Daryle Walker (dwalker07_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-27 00:06:32

On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 4:26 PM, David Abrahams wrote:

> Janusz Piwowarski <jpiw_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> On Sunday, August 24, 2003, 7:15:11 AM, Daryle Walker wrote:
>>> I have a "CVS Quick Reference Card" lying around, and the entries
>>> for "checkout" and "update" have a sub-option "-j REV" that says
>>> "Merge in changes". That can't fuse one branch into another? (I
>>> wouldn't want to potentially hose our CVS experimenting with this.
>>> Any experts out there that know what this sub-option does?)
>> You're right, -j option with update command can merge changes between
>> branches. It works ok, marks places changed in both branches with
>> standard cvs markers >>>> and <<<<.
> That doesn't mean you can use it to correctly and automatically merge
> RC_1_30_0 into the trunk, because many cross-merges have already been
> made and there is no marker on the RC_1_30_0 branch to use with the
> first -j option.
> I don't know why anyone would want to try to make this simple change
> to the index page into a project which potentially touches every
> single file in the repository, anyway.

I was thinking ahead to every file that had a change in 1.30.2 but
wasn't yet in the main trunk. If most of the changes have been
manually transferred already, then there is little point in doing a
merging command. If we still have a lot of manual merging ahead of us,
then automation could help.


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