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Re: Making your branches smaller for easier merges


On 9/27/06, Diego Novillo <dnovillo@redhat.com> wrote:
Daniel Berlin wrote on 09/27/06 16:37:

> If you are just writing a new pass, you can probably get away with
> branching only a few files, and switching those may be a lot better
> strategy than branching the entire trunk tree branch to modify 6 files
> in the gcc dir.
>
But this means that I'm at the mercy of mainline random breakage, right?
Yes

 Most of the time I would rather do controlled merges when I know
mainline is in a usable state.

Some of us like to live on the edge. Seriously though, it's a tradeoff between how much time you want to spend on branch maintenance vs how much mainline breakage you are willing to accept.

I just wanted to throw it out there since some people may not know
it's even possible


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