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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch/subversion comparison question

From: Charles Duffy
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] arch/subversion comparison question
Date: Sun, 07 Mar 2004 12:06:44 -0600

On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 07:11, Neal D. Becker wrote:
> I was reading subversion doc, and one thing really caught my attention.  It
> says that svn doesn't keep track of which patches are already applied, and
> applying a patch more than once would cause problems.
> I believe arch doesn't suffer from this defect?  Is this correct?  To my
> thinking, that's pretty significant.

This is correct. History-sensitive merging, one of the features Arch has
had for quite some time, cannot be added to SVN until they modify their
design to have such support. (Based on my understanding, this would be a
quite massive design change required).

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