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Re: Release management policy fundamentals

From: John Bokma (SVN) <svn_at_johnbokma.com>
Date: 2005-01-12 09:02:28 CET

> When are branches line 1.0.x created (before the first release in the
> 1.0.x line, afterward, or maybe before the next major release)?

A branch is created when a part of the project moves a different
direction, or so I understand. For example, you create a version that
supports something the original version doesn't (or vice versa).

You probably call what I call a tag, a branch (IIRC, in subversion they
are the same thing, it's just the name of the directory). A tag is just
a named version of the trunk. I create a tag when the version in the
trunk is "done" at that moment, e.g. I have released it to my customer,
the customer has reviewed it, and is using it. The tag is just an easy
way to find back a moment in time, ie. the state of the trunk when
released to the customer the first time etc.

> Where
> developers usually work (on the major-release branches or the trunk)?

For me, the trunk

> What happens during release-stabilization periods? etc...

I create a tag, if I understand you correctly.

Just my understanding of things,
John

Just found this one:
https://moin.conectiva.com.br/RepositorySystem

on http://subversion.tigris.org/project_links.html

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