Perfect explanation! Thank You. I am starting to understand the
differences between GIT and SVN - thanx to You ! :-)
2017-08-04 13:11 GMT+02:00 Oliver Bock <oliver.b...@aei.mpg.de>:
> On 04/08/17 11:54 , Charlie Fenton wrote:
> > Perhaps I'm not understanding what you meant by "contains", but if I
> > create a new branch named "newbranch" from an existing branch named
> > "oldbranch", then any commits made to oldbranch after that are not
> > included in a build I make using newbranch unless I specifically port
> > them over, such as by cherry picking them from oldbranch into
> > newbranch or by merging one branch into the other.
> That's correct.
> > As I
> > understand it, checking out a branch or tag simply "hides" from your
> > development tools anything that is not considered part of that branch
> > or tag, while "revealing" to your developer tools everything that is
> > considered part of the branch or tag.
> > This allows us to perform a build at any time from exactly the same
> > source files as were originally used to build the version represented
> > by the tag. And it allows us to build from a feature branch without
> > including subsequent changes made outside that branch, which can be
> > useful while developing a feature.
> > Since the client_release/7/7.8 branch was created from master and was
> > then immediately tagged as client_release/7/7.8.0, Richard is correct
> > that, as a result of the way the branch was created, all the Drupal
> > source code up to that time became available in the branch and under
> > that tag, along with everything else in master at that point. I
> > believe that is what he meant by "included".
> Yep, I just wanted to make sure that this part is clear. It could also
> have meant that he wondered why the Drupal stuff is included in a client
> branch/tag *at all*, as in SVN times one could have created a branch/tag
> by only copying the client-related parts of trunk. Hence my words
> "potential confusion".
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