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Re: "Floating" tags and automating the build process

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-03 00:02:56 CEST

On May 2, 2005, at 4:17 PM, Weintraub, David wrote:

> Actually, when I read that Subversion uses the unstable head model for
> development, I winced a little bit. I've always used the stable head
> for development.

Are you suggesting that the Subversion software forces you into this
model? If so, you're greatly misled.

> In the stable head model, all developers develop off of a private
> branch and not off of the head of the main branch. They do not merge
> their work onto the main branch until they can guarantee that their
> code will make the release more stable and better.

This is perfectly doable in Subversion. You can use any
branching/merging/stability strategy you want. Subversion has no
restrictions in this area.

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