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From Benjamin Damm <>
Subject Re: Branch Management
Date Tue, 07 Apr 2009 20:35:18 GMT
Branching is not a first-class concept in the ivy world, that I know if.
Is there an integration with your revision control that you're trying
out?  Here we just don't branch the ivy repository, that seems to be
common because the binary artifacts shouldn't change.

On Tue, 2009-04-07 at 12:12 +0100, Paul Duffin wrote:
> I have a couple of questions about branches in Ivy. I have searched high 
> and low for any information on it but cannot find it either on mailing 
> lists or on internet in general. Searching for "ivy branch" brings up a 
> lot of gardening references.
> Apologies if I have missed something obvious, or am just being stupid 
> but I can't get my head around this at the moment so would appreciate 
> any help you could give.
> What is the purpose of branches in Ivy? I presume they are related to 
> branches in version control systems but cannot find a concrete example 
> of how or why you would use them.
> How do they affect conflict resolution? e.g. say thanks to transitive 
> dependencies I have two modules, com.acme#dynamite;1.0 on branch1 and 
> com.acme#dynamite;1.0 on branch2 is that a conflict? I presume that it 
> is. If so how is it resolved, in favour of branch1, branch2 or neither 
> it just fails.

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