On 05.01.2009, at 18:12, Paul Brannan wrote:

> The bigger problem with keeping separate copies of each branch is that
> it forces the user to do a full recompile when a new branch is made  
> (*).
> This discourages short-lived development branches.


If you do a lot of work on multiple branches, yes. I am not sure how  
often it is the case, and for two branches (1.8.x and 1.9.x) one can  
use two local Git clones.
Two, not 5 or 6.

MK