Thanks for the help!
On Fri, Nov 09, 2012 at 10:44:57AM +0200, Kiren Pillay wrote:This is a slight misconception. You don't *have* to delete a branch
> "--reintegrate" merge has worked like a charm for us so far, however the
> reason I didn't do a reintegrate merge was that this was our QA branch, so
> if I reintegrated, I would have to delete the QA branch and recreate it,
> since after the merge the QA branch would not allow further commits. (I
> guess this would be safe to do if my merge was done correctly).
after reintegrating it. The --reintegrate option controls Subversion's
merge behaviour in a way that avoids spurious conflicts due to changes
that were already merged from the reintegrate source (e.g. a branch)
to the reintegrate target (e.g. trunk). Once the reintegrate merge is
done and committed it looks just like any other merge.
There is this workaround to avoid deleting the branch, which is documented
> What do you suggest is the best approach for this from your experience?
in the Subversion book:
I would still recommend using this approach for the time being.
However, in Subversion 1.8, the --reintegrate option is going away so you
will be able to just run 'svn merge' to merge in either direction.
See here for detail:
And here for more (probably too much) detail:
(There is no fixed release date for 1.8 yet, in case you're wondering.
Nobody knows yet, thanks for asking :)