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Re: Find out which branches exist

From: Mike Mason <mikemason.ca_at_mac.com>
Date: 2004-09-14 08:05:13 CEST

William Nagel wrote:

>> Your question seems to imply that developers are creating branches
>> often -- is this because they're creating "task branches" and merging
>> back to the trunk frequently? You might find a model where everyone
>> checks into the trunk is less overhead.
>
>
> It's less overhead, but it's also a good way to end up with a broken
> trunk.

Er, only if people check broken code into the trunk. I agree that big,
experimental changes might require branching, but Subversion, for
example, seems to work fine with everyone checking into the trunk. A
decent test suite and continuous integration should let you reliably
check into the trunk.

Cheers,
Mike.

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