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Re: File Promotion / Tagging svn vs cvs

From: Shaun Batterton <shaun_at_batterton.net>
Date: 2004-08-26 20:41:28 CEST

I am working on the same plan, but, when the next promotion occurs, would I

svn rm branches/PRODUCTION
svn cp trunk branches/PRODUCTION

and if I do this, don't I lose revision history for branches/PRODUCTION, that I
would have if instead I merged in the trunk into a production branch instead:

cd $PRODUCTION
svn merge -r $r1:$r2 trunk
svn commit

The reason I prefer the first method is that I don't need to have a working copy
to promote trunk->production. I also don't need to keep track of the last
revision # that was already merged into PRODUCTION (or is there a way to figure
this out). Can I do the second method without a working copy?

Quoting Max Bowsher <maxb@ukf.net>:

> Don Hoover wrote:
> > First off, this might sound a little different because
> > we use version control for managing unix system
> > configuration files not application source code.
> ...
> > My Question is in CVS, we used tags to keep track of
> > what files were "ready to be pushed out" and which
> > ones were still being worked on.
> >
> > Basically, as a file was "ready" to be pushed out to
> > all the systems it would be tagged as "PRODUCTION"..
> > and only files with that tag would be checked out by
> > the automated system for distributing out to the
> > systems every day.
> >
> > This lets the system admins work on stuff and get
> > stuff setup, like say a new database config or
> > something and only when they are totally ready does it
> > get promoted to "PRODUCTION" and pushed out.
> >
> > Basically we have a tag called PRODUCTION which we
> > periodically might update with a new file or maybe a
> > newer version of the file but have them all with the
> > same TAG name.
>
> Seems like it would work well for you to:
>
> * Develop new stuff on one branch (trunk?)
> * "svn cp" it into "branches/PRODUCTION" when ready
>
> Max.
>
>
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