Piston 1.3.0 introduced the switch subcommand, but it did not do one important thing: it did not remember what new repository root we are reading from. Version 1.3.1 corrects that.

The CHANGELOG says:

2007-03-09 1.3.1

  • piston switch would fail if the branch from which we are reading had been
    deleted.
  • piston switch had a major bug. It did not update the piston:root property
    to remember the new repository root. Reported and fixed by Graeme
    Mathieson.
  • piston switch errors out early if not provided with the right arguments.
    Thanks to Graeme Mathieson for the info and patch.
  • New internal command parser. No visible external changes.

Piston is a utility that eases vendor branch management. This is similar to svn:externals, except you have a local copy of the files, which you can modify at will. As long as the changes are mergeable, you should have no problems.

Download using the usual command:

1 $ sudo gem install --include-dependencies piston

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