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On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM, vfclists <vfcli...@googlemail.com> wrote:
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> I have come to one of my main reasons for using git.
>
> I am creating an app which is being customzied for users.
>
> The idea is that the main non UI code is constant, the same across all
> customized versions, but with the customized versions, the UI will
> will different, some options will be disabled etc, and some of the
> functions in the non UI libraries will never be called at all,
> although they will be there for consistency's sake.
>
> So after creating branch, how do I configure it to exclude some files
> from being merged or updated from the mainline version. In other words
> it will be akin to having the working directory made up files from 2
> or more branches in the remote repositories, and pushes and pulls will
> know which files goes where or comes from.
>
> I am sure git probably allows this in its feature set, but I am yet to
> know the right configuration.
>
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