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Re: Is SVN ready for use?

From: Peter Davis <peter_at_pdavis.cx>
Date: 2002-12-10 03:26:29 CET

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On Monday 09 December 2002 17:58, Noel Yap wrote:
> It sounds to me that there's a very large chance that
> peoples' builds break due to the "Checkin Often" and
> the "Update Often" policies. How do you resolve this?

By having a good suite of unit tests that everyone *must* run before checking
in. If you haven't noticed, Subversion's HEAD branch is *very* rarely
broken, due to excellent test enforcement.

Also, if developers need to make many incremental checkins, then they should
(must?) do the work on a branch.

> Where I am currently, broken builds occurred so often
> that I updated only when I was sure the build works

If you work in a place where this happens, then that's a problem with your
policy and/or developers. There is nothing any specific source control model
will do to fix this.

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Peter Davis
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