[linux-elitists] VCS with mergable trees?

Aaron Sherman ajs@ajs.com
Wed Sep 19 12:37:51 PDT 2001

On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 10:40:29AM -0700, Sam Phillips wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 03:49:05PM -0700, Mr. Bad wrote:
> > >>>>> "SP" == Sam Phillips <sam@dasbistro.com> writes:
> > 
> >     SP> I currently have a situation where I have a CVS repository on
> >     SP> a work machine, and mirror of the repository on my laptop.  I
> >     SP> want to be able to do work on my laptop and be able to take
> >     SP> the laptop repository and merge it with the work repository.
> > 
> > I think you're gonna want to look at cvsup.
> > 
> I have now, and it appears to be a 800 pound gorilla where I only need a
> mandrill.

You can go to emandrill.com and buy one, as long as you have a passport

> I think I may just pound my head in with a hammer instead now.

Hammer-based head-pounding is not advised by the Surgeon General.

Seriously, you probably want to work on a branch. This way, your
copy which is checked out on the laptop is not getting out-of-date
WRT the code in the repository. When you do a "cvs up", you'll get
no new updates, and when you're back for a while you can do the
merge to the development mainline, or whatever is appropriate.

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