Talend Studio allows you to switch between branches of a project without the need of restarting your Studio.
Once you open a project having different branches created in Talend Administration Center or tags created either in Talend Administration Center or in Talend Studio, you can switch between the trunk and any of the existing branches or tags and between different branches or tags.
Close all open editors in the design workspace before trying to switch to another branch or tag. If not, a warning message will display prompting you to close all open editors.
To switch from the trunk to a branch or tag, do the following:
From Talend Studio, click the icon at the upper right corner of the Repository tree view to open the [Branch management] dialog box.
Expand the branches or tags node, and select the branch or tag you want to switch to and then click Switch.
A tag is a read-only copy of the project. When working in a tag, you will be unable to permanently save your changes to a Job unless you copy the Job to a branch or the trunk. For how to copy a Job to a branch, see How to copy a Job to a branch.
The switch operation may take some time. Wait till the operation is finalized.
The Repository tree view switches to show that of the selected branch. You can read the directory of the active branch on the top bar of the Repository view.
You can follow the same procedure to switch from a branch or tag to the trunk.