Backporting operation in Monticello

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at
Mon Jan 7 14:07:08 UTC 2008

Hi Alex,

Bergel, Alexandre wrote:

> What is the exact meaning of the Backport button in Monticello?
> The method MCWorkshopCopy>>backportChangesTo: suggest that a package is 
> "adapted" to one of its ancestor. Is there a difference with loading a 
> new version of its package?

I did the same question recently and just tried it. Backport actually 
change a parent version from which you track changes. It seems that is 
useful if you change repositories often or (as I use it) to publish 
first on local cache, test it, then  backport to last SqueakSource 
version and then finally publish new version there. It is similar to 
Reconcile  with a database on VW's Store.

Best regards

Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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