svn commit: r44196 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide

Glen Barber gjb at
Sun Mar 9 16:05:02 UTC 2014

Author: gjb
Date: Sun Mar  9 16:05:01 2014
New Revision: 44196

  Make the text regarding the new merge policy for stable/10
  less hard to miss.
  Submitted by:	rwatson
  Sponsored by:	The FreeBSD Foundation


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml	Sun Mar  9 15:51:59 2014	(r44195)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/committers-guide/article.xml	Sun Mar  9 16:05:01 2014	(r44196)
@@ -1297,6 +1297,17 @@ You need a Passphrase to protect your se
 	  <title>Selecting the Source and Target for
 	    <literal>stable/9</literal> and Older</title>
+	  <para>For <literal>stable/9</literal> and earlier,
+	    a different strategy was used, distributing mergeinfo
+	    around the tree so that merges could be performed without
+	    a complete checkout.  This procedure proved extremely
+	    error-prone, with the convenience of partial checkouts for
+	    merges significantly outweighed by the complexity of
+	    picking mergeinfo targets.  The below describes this
+	    now-obsoleted procedure, which should be used
+	    <emphasis>only for merges prior to
+	      <literal>stable/10</literal></emphasis>.</para>
 	  <para>Because of mergeinfo propagation, it is important to
 	    choose the source and target for the merge carefully to
 	    minimise property changes on unrelated directories.</para>

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