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Subject: Re: [boost] [svn] merge to release HOWTO?
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-14 10:53:04


Daniel James wrote:
> 2009/12/14 Peter Dimov <pdimov_at_[hidden]>:
>> 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. :-)
> I used to always merge at root, but I've given up on that since the
> root merge information isn't very useful. It seems to me that the most
> practical solution is to track merges on subdirectories. Then everyone
> can use whatever method they prefer. That leaves the files in the
> parent directories (root, boost, libs etc.), which just have to be
> manually managed. This pretty much requires that top level headers are
> just includes for a header in the appropriate subdirectory.

I merge at the root still. Since svn:mergeinfo is inherited, I can still
check which changes have been merged in each subdirectory.

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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