[rspec-users] OT local version control?
coreyhaines at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 07:08:05 EST 2008
Joe Fiorino, the faithful geek, recorded a conversation we had last Saturday
about DSCM and my early experiences with it for his podcast. If anyone is
inclined to listen and comment on anything I said, I'd appreciate it. I'm
especially interested in any possible fallacious understandings of DSCM,
since you all know that I'm new at it.
On Tue, Feb 5, 2008 at 2:16 PM, Corey Haines <coreyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Dan, I'll check that out.
> On Feb 5, 2008 5:19 AM, Dan North <tastapod at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Corey.
> > I recently discovered a rather excellent online book:
> > http://hgbook.red-bean.com/
> > It's about mercurial but it's a) largely scm-agnostic and b) really well
> > written, with some useful diagrams about how changesets work in the small
> > and collaboration models in the large (i.e. exactly what you were asking
> > about).
> > I also discovered a "deal-breaker" feature of mercurial that I hadn't
> > realised before, which is that it tracks changes across copies and renames
> > of files. Or rather, what I hadn't realised is that other SCMs don't do
> > this. This was what was crippling me with subversion - I had a branch where
> > I had done some quite aggressive refactoring (which means files getting
> > moved and/or renamed), and subversion wouldn't merge the changes from the
> > branch onto trunk.
> > On 05/02/2008, Corey Haines <coreyhaines at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > Thanks for the response, Luis.
> > >
> > > I'm going through the user manual, and it looks like I can set up a
> > > main branch, make a clone, work on the clone with its own
> > > repository/revisions, then merge the changes back to the main branch when
> > > I'm ready. I like the idea of being able to work on several things at once.
> > > I'll let you guys know how it goes.
> > >
> > > -Corey
> > >
> > >
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