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cort
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Scott,

You point out a general issue. It is possible to get the memory model in xtUML out of sync with the persisted files. There are a few ways to do this. All of them involve “changing the files out from under the editor”. You can accomplish this with git, SVN, vi and notepad. :)

In the field we see this mostly in the same way you did. Different CM systems (and even different packagings of the same CM system) follow differing conventions with regard to change sets. You happened to run into git’s conventions on keeping “superset” files around when switching branches from your command line.

I recommend maintaining the faith in your CM system. And we recommend git, because of its popularity, growing adoption and distributed nature. Just expect a few more heart palpitations over the weeks/months of learning the subtleties. I in right where you are.

Kind Regards,
Cort