[Geany-devel] Build-system merge

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Thu Aug 20 11:51:15 UTC 2009

2009/8/20 Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com>:
> On Thu, 20 Aug 2009 20:32:17 +1000
> Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok, I am sure you know all this but I have been told that SVN is
>> *very* picky about merge and re-integrate.
>> Your branch working directory should be a *clean* checkout of the
>> branch, merge with trunk and re-commit to the branch, don't change
>> anything other than fixing the conflicts.
>> Your trunk working directory should be a clean checkout and then merge
>> --reintegrate the branch.  There *shouldn't* be any conflicts here.
>> Then commit.
> Don't know what --reintegrate is. What SVN version do you have? I have
> 1.4.4.

Gee looks like my auto updater is working, I have 1.6.3 dated 15 July 09 :-)

--reintegrate is a svn 1.5 option

>> I have been told to not believe the documentation that says that you
>> can use any old working copy lying around.
> I've never had any problems.

Half your luck ;-) remember I had the branch go unusable on me once
before, thats why I was asking someone.

>> And you don't want to have anyone committing to trunk whilst you are doing it
>>  If you like I can do it since I'm in the opposite time zone from you
>> (UTC+10) so no one is committing while i'm awake. :-)
> I'll do it. I may make some changes to the branch first.


>> With the exception of any new commits to trunk, the only conflict at
>> the moment is ChangeLog since it always grows at the end and so
>> changes overlap.  The merges I've done should have resolved any other
>> conflicts.  We will have to wait and see if the merges that SVN did on
>> autopilot cause any problems, I couldn't see any but thats *no*
>> guarantee :-).
> Not sure what you mean by autopilot. I always tell svn which revisions
> to merge myself.

What I mean is, SVN bases its merge on lines rather like patch and
that, just because SVN thinks that the lines that have changed don't
overlap and so doesn't signal a conflict, doesn't mean that the
changes actually make programmatic sense when combined.

> Regards,
> Nick
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