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From Stefan Hett <>
Subject Re: How to maintain a release branch?
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:15:17 GMT
Hi David,
On 11/14/2016 12:59 PM, David Aldrich wrote:
> Hi Stefan
> Thanks for your reply.
>> a) you manually apply changes to trunk and the release branch
> One thing I've never been sure of with svn is whether manually applying the same change
(i.e. by edits not merges) on branch and trunk is a good idea.  Can that result in conflicts
when merging later?
Yes it can. But again this depends on the process. If you only apply the 
change in a file without really merging it, SVN won't add the marker 
flagging that change got merged already. Hence a following merge of that 
change (revision) will try to merge the change again. This can result in 
a conflict, if the lines close to the change are out of sync between the 
release branch and trunk. It won't cause a conflict, if the content of 
both files is the same.

Certainly, if you use a proper merge, SVN won't try to merge the changes 
again and hence this scenario won't cause a conflict then.

Stefan Hett

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