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> As an aside, I checked with SVN guys who informed me that they do carry > forward move/renames when merging branches. However, SVN handles the > situation by not truly "renaming" the file, but rather by an atomic > delete/add of the file in question. Consequently, when merging branches, > it carries forward the delete/addition. Keep in mind that they have > encountered problems with this technique as well - primarily with loss of > changes made to the original file which is deleted at merge time, and not > necessarily carried over into the newly added file. > http://www.orcaware.com/pipermail/svnmerge/2007-May/000913.html > http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=898 I know SVN 1.x did that - but since 'rename' was the ENTIRE REASON they decided to rewrite CVS (and CVS can even add/remove) I thought they'd come up with a 'proper' rename by now, but apparently you are right: http://subversion.tigris.org/roadmap.html Regards, Arthur