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Fixing A Newbie Mess

From: Dale
Subject: Fixing A Newbie Mess
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 20:15:43 GMT

I'm only barely proficient at CVS. Where I work I was only the second
programmer on this project, and then the first guy left, so now I'm doing
all the CVS stuff on my own.

So then the boss hired another guy who knows even less about CVS do some
work on our project. I'm not sure, but I think he just copied my whole
project over to his account, so now his side is in whatever CVS state it was
in at the time he did that. Now he has made changes that the boss wants
merged into the trunk. When I do a cvs status on his files, they are not
labeled or branched, but their file version numbers are many iterations away
from the repository. What I'm afraid of is that if I start trying to merge
these two, I'll damage the Repository somehow.

So maybe I shouldn't even try to do that? We need to change the name of the
product anyway, and make several other major structural changes, so my
thinking is that I should just strip out all the CVS directories and merge
his stuff with mine by hand, and then start a new cvs project and teach the
other guy how to make branches.

Any thoughts?

"I'm tryin' ta think, but nuttin' happens!" - Curly Howard

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