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Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 07:35:49 -0400
From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd AT yahoo DOT com>
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Subject: Re: CVS branches RFC
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Robert Collins wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
> >
> > And, FYI, I have been merrily trying to deal with my "simple" change
> > of adding a path_conv call to build_fhandler.  It has had some really
> > amazing repercussions throughout the code which I'm sure make merging
> > harder.
> 
> I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised to know that it has been
> trivial. I have been merging every day or two and had no conflicts
> anywhere except ChangeLog - which is expected as cvs doesn't grok
> ChangeLog and simply considers it a text file changed at the top twice.
> 

The ChangeLog issue could be handled by creating a ChangeLog.$(branch)
file.  Your branch changes would be recorded there and then you could
filter them into the ChangeLog before committing them to the HEAD.

> Which, BTW is why I suggested these scripts - small they are, but
> powerful too :}.
> 

Yep. And Chris could have created a branch for his changes so as to not
destroy a working snapshot.  ;D.

Earnie.

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