On Jul 5, 2018, at 12:22 PM, Nicola <nvitacolo...@gmail.com> wrote: > > moving check-ins between branches is implemented by simply renaming tags.
It’s better to say that you can move a checkin *and all of its children* by adding/changing a propagating tag to that checkin. In Fossil UI, this is the "Make this check-in the start of a new branch named:” option. You cannot take a checkin with children and move just that one checkin to another branch with a single tag manipulation. For such tasks, we have to fall back on “fossil merge --cherrypick”. Furthermore, you can’t merge checkins from one branch into another solely by messing with the tags on a checkin, whether plain-old tags as I think the OP was doing or the self-propagating tags that are the basis of Fossil’s branching system. Here’s my best-effort attempt at recreating what the OP described: https://imgur.com/a/6S4Y1nw You either end up with two trunk branches or a single branch plus a checkin off the trunk branch that also happens to be tagged “trunk”. I suspect what drh meant up-thread about an easier method in Fossil UI to fix this is that you should be able to straighten out a tangle in the timeline by re-applying propagating tags to the root of the branches to disentangle them. I agree that such tools are too rarely needed to be worth spending time on. We have alternate tarpit escape methods that work well enough already. _______________________________________________ fossil-users mailing list email@example.com http://lists.fossil-scm.org:8080/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/fossil-users