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From Sven Richter <>
Subject Re: Copy changes from one branch to another
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:53:49 GMT

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Grierson, David
<> wrote:
> Um ... why?
Well, the way has come a long way and to reproduce it would take me a
lot of time so i would please you and the others to just take it as

> Wouldn't this mean that trunk and branch A are identical at all times - in which case
what's the purpose of branch A over trunk?
Well, in case of our teams code base this is true. But our teams code
base only makes up a small part of the whole trunk, so there are some
dependencies (code and compiled libs) which are different in the two
And we do have to run tests against both branches to make sure it
works with the different dependencies.
Does that make sense?

Best Regards,

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Sven Richter []
>> Sent: 30 September 2013 13:29
>> To:
>> Subject: Copy changes from one branch to another
>> Hi,
>> I have the following setup
>> trunk   branch A (created from trunk)
>>  |             |
>>  |             |
>>  |             |
>> Now, what I want to do is only commit my changes to the trunk and make
>> sure that every committed change is replicated into branch A. This
>> should be an automatic commit, triggered by the commit to trunk, while
>> being aware of the fact that no other changes should be done in branch
>> A but the autocommit from trunk.
>> Another "would-like" requirement is that the commit metadata like
>> author and commit time/date are kept, but this is not a must have.
>> Is that possible with svn, maybe with autocommit hooks? If not, what
>> other way would you see to achieve that?
>> Best Regards,
>> Sven
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