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Re: Find out which branches exist

From: William Nagel <bill_at_stagelogic.com>
Date: 2004-09-14 18:38:17 CEST

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>> 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.

It really depends a lot on your project's process.

Only committing to the trunk will only work if either:

a) all of the changes are small and incremental, which is a nice goal,
but isn't always practical for many real-world projects.

b) commits consist of multiple distinct changes per commit, which loses
you many of the advantages of using Subversion.

 From my own experiences with using Subversion, I would strongly
recommend using branches liberally for distinct non-trivial development
tasks.

- -Bill
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