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Re: Luke takes a dive into CVS

From: Jim Blandy <jimb_at_zwingli.cygnus.com>
Date: 2001-02-22 20:46:01 CET

Sam TH <sam@uchicago.edu> writes:
> You want to do some radical development changes on a small portion of
> the tree. But you don't want the rest of the tree to fall behind the
> mainline. So you have <files-to-be-frantically-hacked> from the
> branch in CVS, and <other-people's-problem> from CVS HEAD. =20

This sounds like what Karl described as his normal branching procedure
in CVS.

I think the way the rest of the system stays up-to-date is great.
That's a definite feature. However, when I was teaching CVS classes,
I found people had a hard time understanding the mechanics of sticky
tags, and I know people leave sticky tags on files by accident (with
highly confusing, then annoying, results).

The problem with this is that it's not generally possible to recreate
your source tree later, because you have no record of where the
mainline was when you were doing your branches. That's why we don't
do it at Red Hat Engineering Services.
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:23 2006

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