Tracking Third-Party Sources (Vendor Branches)?

Jan Hudec bulb at
Wed May 17 09:30:35 BST 2006

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 13:36:27 -0500, Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 06:15:04PM +0200 I heard the voice of
> Erik B?gfors, and lo! it spake thus:
> >
> > Without actually reading this document. This is how I do it.  I find
> > bzr to be much better at doing this than what cvs/svn is.
> The difficulty with this (and what CVS currently does that bzr
> doesn't) is that you can't do this in a subdirectory.  I think this is
> something like what "nested trees" is intended to support; I'd rather
> support it via re-rooted merges.

What do you mean by 'do it in a subdirectory'?

Note, that if branch a contains a file under name x and branch b renamed
it to y, merging correctly applies the changes from x on a to y on b.
This should even apply to adding files to subdirectories. The only
corner case is files added to root if you moved everything from root to
a subdir, because you can't 'move root'.

						 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec <bulb at>
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