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Re: RedHat 7.[23] RPMS for Subversion

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_newton.ch.collab.net>
Date: 2002-06-19 19:37:40 CEST

Alexis Huxley <ahuxley@gmx.net> writes:
> Where do you keep track of all the versions in the field? In tags or
> branches, or a combination of both? I'd assumed this was the
> requirement that tags was fulfilling ...

Wherever you want :-).

Branches and tags provide a mechanism to help you with this
bookkeeping, but you still have to do the bookkeeping. Keep a post-it
by your desk stating which branches were released on which dates, if
you want.

Tags and branches are the same thing -- copies. A tag becomes a
branch if you start committing on the tag. So you may find it useful
to not make a distinction. It all depends on how you manage your

> If it *is* tags, then how about (1) the branch with the fix gets
> copied into tags, (2) a distribution is prepared from this tag, (3)
> at my leisure I merge the bug fix back into the trunk and then (4)
> delete the branch.
> What do you think?

That's one way; sounds like it would work.

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Received on Wed Jun 19 19:44:44 2002

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