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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][pack200] new module (was: [classlib][pack200] Development has stalled :-( )
Date Mon, 08 Jan 2007 02:36:17 GMT

On Jan 7, 2007, at 9:18 PM, Peter Donald wrote:

> On 1/8/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>> > It's not so much the patches being applied fast enough. The  
>> problem is
>> > that if I'm adding a new file, and I contribute that, I effectively
>> > can't work on it any more until the file is applied. That's because
>> > when it's subsequently added SVN throws a wobbly and refuses to do
>> > anything because there's a file already there. I'm going to get  
>> this
>> > anyway -- solution is to delete and then svn up -- but if I've made
>> > changes to that file (or someone else has made changes that I don't
>> > have) then any further changes get lost. It's less of a problem  
>> when
>> > there are already added files there, but most patches I've  
>> submitted
>> > have had new files in place, and it does take me a while to sync  
>> after
>> > a patch has been applied.
> ...
>> How about svk?
> I use SVK to do things like this almost everyday and it works like a
> charm. I even use SVK to do changes on repos I have write access so
> that the granularity of main repo commit is the related to size of the
> feature change.

I don't understand quite what you mean.

> About the only negative with SVK is that it can be a
> PITA to install.

I'm going to give it a whirl.  I've been pondering the benefits/ 
downsides of a distributed version control system, and maybe this  
will help me get a better perspective.


> -- 
> Cheers,
> Peter Donald

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