[Bioc-devel] svn branching

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Mon Mar 21 16:58:31 CET 2016

You can work in git (https://bioconductor.org/developers/how-to/git-mirrors/) and create as many local branches as you want.
You can't create any branches in svn. You have access only to your package, in devel (trunk) and the release branch.

If working in git, be wary of creating a non-linear commit history, this causes problems when trying to merge with svn.


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stefano de Pretis" <ste.depo at gmail.com>
> To: "bioc-devel" <bioc-devel at r-project.org>
> Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 7:10:36 AM
> Subject: [Bioc-devel] svn branching

> Hi All,
> I have a question relative to the privileges that we have as developers on
> the Bioc server. Apart from the folders where the actual release and devel
> versions of our packages are, do we have access to some other folders in
> order to open new branches of our Bioc packages?
> For example, the directory where the package I'm working on is:
> https://hedgehog.fhcrc.org/bioconductor/trunk/madman/Rpacks/INSPEcT
> which refers to the devel version of my package. I'm working there in order
> to fix some bugs on the code, but meanwhile I would like to open a
> different branch for adding new functionalities to the package.
> I tried to access, for example, the directory:
> https://hedgehog.fhcrc.org/bioconductor/branches/Rpacks/
> but it's forbidden to my user.
> Is it possible to branch directly using the Bioc repository or do I need to
> do it on my local machine?
> Thanks,
> Stefano
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