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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <>
Subject Re: An svn question
Date Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:02:14 GMT
Disclaimer: I am no SVN expert but I play a lot with
FreeBSD's SVN repository.

--- On Thu, 6/23/11, Mathias Bauer <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm no svn expert, but I hope to find some here.
> We still have a lot of work in so called child workspaces
> (in Mercurial they are just an own repository that
> originates from the "main" repository). 

In subversion those are "branches", so you create a branch
everytime there is a release or if you want to create a
your own custom project with experimental changes that will
be merged later on.

FreeBSD also has a vendor branch to bring in external
stuff. FreeBSD's transition document is here:

And an example of this in action is here:

Apple's LLVM uses branching in similar ways.



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