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Subject: Re: [boost] [svn] merge to release HOWTO?
From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-13 19:53:59

Eric Niebler wrote:
> I clearly am doing something wrong when it comes to merging changes
> from trunk to release. I feel that as one of the release managers,
> this is something I should know. :-P Long ago, the agreed procedure
> was to use to merge individual revisions (or revision
> ranges) from trunk to release, running it from the root of the
> release branch. I have been faithfully doing it this way. But look at
> the result of my most recent merge:
> The revisions I merged had only changes to proto and xpressive, but
> what actually got merged includes property changes to files and
> directories all over the map. What's going on? Am I not doing it the
> right way?

The problem, as I see it, is that many files (and probably some directories
too) have acquired a svn:mergeinfo property without really needing one, and
things seem to get worse with time. FWIW, I only ever merge at the root. :-)

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