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Re: How to maintain packaging files for multiple distributions in the same tree?

On Tue, 2007-01-30 at 15:23 +0000, Roger Leigh wrote:

> >>> Branches don't work so well for ubuntu as you have to pull over the
> >>> changes from the main branch to the ubuntu branch on every
> >>> release. Which means (unneccessary) work.
> >>
> >> It is work, yes, but in many cases it is necessary, and we do quite a bit of
> >> it at present.
> >
> > Hopefully the graphic above makes it clear why a branch isn't the most
> > helpfull construct for it. Unfortunately I know of no RCS that has
> > something better for this kind of parallel developement.
> tla star-merge ?

or just about any recent VCS to be honest.
bzr merge handles back and forth work like this trivially.

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