[cvsnt] Re: CVS for Oracle forms.

Gerhard Fiedler lists at connectionbrazil.com
Wed Oct 12 14:55:57 BST 2005

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Vinay Jhumun wrote:

> But i hve one problem,
> for example i hve a form, account.fmb
> -i was working on the main trunk itself till it reached revision 1.4
> -then i created a branch on the revision 1.1 and named the branchg as 
> Branch1_1
> -but it doesnt merge it, it just overwrites the revision 1.4 with the 
> Branch1_1 and create a new revision 1.6
> That means branching cannot b used in zat case, am i right?

Branching can be used, but automatic merging doesn't work with binary
files. You need to make sure that either you manually replicate all changes
when you are merging, or use a 3rd party tool that is able to merge these

For example, Microsoft Word includes a merge facility. Even though MS Word
files are binary and stored in cvs as binary files, and thus cvs itself
doesn't do any automatic merging on them, it is possible to do the merge
manually, using Word's own merge facility when you need to merge branches.


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