Concurrent Release Branch Development

C. Michael Pilato cmpilato at
Thu Jan 6 13:21:52 CST 2011

On 12/21/2010 11:39 PM, G. Eric Babcock wrote:
> We consistently work concurrently on multiple Release Branches (*Chapter 4.
> Branching and Merging
> <>*). 
> A big problem is the failure to 'forward fit' changes from older release
> branches into newer release branches.  I read how we could manually
> 'remember' and merge older release branches into newer release branches -
> but we need to systematically ensure this is done, or in rare cases
> consciously not done.  I suppose there is a corollary condition of removing
> changes from newer release branches when they are reverted from older
> branches, or ensuring there was a conscious decision to to not remove them.
> Is there any discussion on how to manage this with subversion?

The book probably doesn't cover this material.  I'd recommend inquiring at
users at

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