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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-27 15:40:08

Caleb Epstein <caleb.epstein_at_[hidden]> writes:

> But CVS is just as bad if not worse in this regard, unless you lay
> down tags everywhere. Or if you use CVSNT, which is the only
> open-source tool I've encountered that supports history sensitive
> merging.
> As large projects are finding out (gcc, Mono), having tons of branches
> and tags slows down CVS a great deal after a while. Merging is not
> history sensitive in SVN nor is it in CVS, so you must follow best
> practices to be able to merge to/from a branch more than once
> successfully. In CVS this means tagging like a maniac, and in SVN its
> a simple matter of leaving an explicit comment about your merge point
> when you do merge code.

Or you can use svnmerge. If it works as advertised, I'd like to have
a project policy that we do so.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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