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Re: Future SCM Technology



Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> On Thursday 07 June 2007 14:41:41 Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 07:23:04AM -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > On Thursday 07 June 2007 06:12:14 Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski wrote:
> > > > I, for one, would welcome something similar to svn cp and svn mv,
> > > > which allows you to copy and rename files (I'm thinking patches)
> > > > while preserving change history.
> > >
> > > Could we better frame this as "I wish our SCM would allow for renaming
> > > and/or copying source controlled files to new names, while preserving the
> > > recorded history of the file within the SCM." ?  (I just don't want to
> > > see a lot of requests be tied to a particular SCM or another, just pure
> > > features.

git for one doesn't "preserve recorded history for a file", and can't do
it by fundamental design (it just records snapshots after changes). It
has tools that help in finding out where the stuff you see (presumably)
came from.
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