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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: syncing branches with trunk, how?
Date Thu, 12 May 2005 20:06:06 GMT
Joe Orton wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2005 at 02:58:30PM -0400, Stas Bekman wrote:
>>Markus Wichitill wrote:
>>>Stas Bekman wrote:
>>>>Seeing how painful was the last branch's merge, I was wondering if 
>>>>there is an automatic way to keep the branch in sync with the trunk. 
>>>Unfortunately not, that would require merge tracking, which is one of 
>>>Subversion's medium-term goals.
>>Thanks Markus. So what are the current workarounds? Is there an easy way 
>>to replay the commits? Will it create problems when doing the merge back 
>>to the trunk?
> You can use a semi-automated technique by recording the last-merge-point 
> as a property; I've been using this script:
> for one of my projects, it seems to work quite well.  To begin, set the
> "merge-point" property on the branch to the revision number of the last
> merge from the trunk, and just run the script to merge again from a wc
> of the branch.
> (it assumes you have the standard repos structure with a "trunk/"
> alongside "branches/)

Thanks a lot, Joe. So since I have tagged the trunk before doing the 
branch, can I now go back in time and add a merge-point? I guess I just 
need to checkout the tag and add a merge-point? is that right? if not how 
do I do it?

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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