[Numpy-discussion] Moving away from svn ?
Sat Jan 5 23:34:59 CST 2008
David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2008 4:38 PM, Robert Kern <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> It's worth noting that SVN 1.5 will be tracking such information. But that
>> release is a long ways off.
> My understanding, but I do not follow svn much, is that in 1.5, you
> will only get what svnmerge gives you today.
I suspect that much of the remaining fragility when using svnmerge is linked to
the fact that it must exist outside of the core. It needs to manage its
information through SVN properties which are themselves revision-controlled and
occasionally need merging themselves if there are multiple branches being
tracked. If this information were integrated into the core of SVN itself, I
conjecture that as far as merging is concerned, SVN 1.5 will be mostly on par
with the average DVCS.
For a brief rundown of the differences of 1.5's merge tracking and svnmerge:
"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
an underlying truth."
-- Umberto Eco
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