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Re: [subversive-dev] Merge trunk into branch with Subversive

Well, I did not wait for your answer actually and it went all well :)
Regarding the merge dialog,what i find not always clear is what will be merged into what.
For instance, the sentence "The 'One URL' merge in SVN 1.4 is performed by blending the differences between two revision of the same resource to the working copy" is clear to me now but i initially wondered if any commit would happen in the trunk or the branch.

I think it would be very helpful if you could add some schemas on that web page to show the different cases and the flows of the merge, according to the different cases.

Case 1 : merge from the trunk into the branch
Case 1a : the working copy contains a copy of the branch
Case 1b : the working copy contains  a copy of the trunk

Case 2 : merge from the branch into the trunk
Case 2a : the working copy contains a copy of the branch
Case 2b : the working copy contains  a copy of the trunk

People need to understand that merging is often at least a 2 steps process.


From: Alexander Gurov <alexander.gurov@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Celinio Fernandes <cel975@xxxxxxxxx>; Developers mailing list <subversive-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2011 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [subversive-dev] Merge trunk into branch with Subversive


Yes, you're absolutely right. And here are my toughts on the matter: when I do merge myself I prefer to commit all local changes before starting the merge process and also I prefer to update my working copy to the head revision too.
Also, it would be nice if you could tell us what you find misleading or confusing in the merge dialog. Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Alexander Gurov,
Subversive Team.

18.11.2011 13:01, Celinio Fernandes пишет:
my working copy is a copy of the branch.
I am working on the branch and, as a best practice, i want to merge the trunk into my branch from time to time.
To avoid too many conflicts the way i want to merge the branch into the trunk.

I find the merge dialogs in Subversive a bit confusing :

Since I do not want to make any regrettable mistake, i prefer to ask here which option i should choose.
I believe, if my working copy is connected to the branch, i should select the first tab (URL) and browse the URL to the trunk.
So it will merge my working copy with the trunk that is my working copy will be modified/updated with the changes from the trunk but no commit/change will happen in the trunk.
Then i will update the branch.

Am i right ?
Thanks for helping.

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