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Re: Sourcesafe user needs primer on branching source control

From: Lawrence Kesteloot <lk_at_teamten.com>
Date: 2004-03-10 21:07:53 CET

Drake Christensen wrote:
> Can anyone point me at a primer that would help a Sourcesafe user
> transition to a source control system that encourages branching?

I'm not sure if this is what you want, but it might help:

     http://www.perforce.com/perforce/bestpractices.html

I must admit I'm similarly confused by people on this list who branch
several times a day. I have a hard enough time keeping track of the one
branch we do per release.

> But it's non-trivial to point an IDE at a different directory that's
> ostensibly holding the same project.

The different directories in the repository aren't necessarily intended
to be mirrored on your local hard disk. You could replace either all or
part of your regular source tree. So if you wanted to go back to a
previous version (say an old tag), you would "svn switch" to the tag.
The IDE would still look at the same local directory, whose contents
would now have changed:

     http://svnbook.red-bean.com/html-chunk/ch04s05.html

Lawrence

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