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bug #17159: doc: clarification needed - action of manual merge on abort

Submitted by:  Erik MT <codehappy>
Submitted on:  Thu Jul 20 04:05:59 2006  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: documentation issueStatus: None
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 Spam posted by an anonymous
Fri Jul 21 02:26:42 2006, comment #2:

monotone does its merge in database, rather than in workspace (there are efforts to implement a merge-in-workspace, however), so if the merge is aborted at any time monotone exactly does what the docs state, it reverts all changes made by the merge so far. This can be unwanted if you already merged 30 files and on the 31st file your merge tool crashes, thats one reason for merge-in-workspace amongst others.

Thomas Keller <tommyd>
Project Administrator
Thu Jul 20 04:11:46 2006, comment #1:

quote: By redefining the aforementioned hooks the user can not only choose a preferred merge tool, but even select different programs for different file types.

I've read the "hook" docs. it wasn't clear to me how you would configure it to "select different programs for different file types." an example would be nice.

Erik MT <codehappy>
Project Member
Thu Jul 20 04:05:59 2006, original submission:

quote: If the tool terminates without writing the merged file, monotone aborts the merging, reverting any changes made.

It is not clear from this description, what exactly happens to the local file. My understanding of "revert" is that it tosses local changes and replaces the file from a version.

I saw a comment in email about a potential data loss; this needs to be clearly documented as to what exactly happens on abort and how to recover from it.

Erik MT <codehappy>
Project Member


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