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Re: Moving tag

From: Simon Lin <noisebar_at_yahoo.ca>
Date: 2005-07-12 19:26:15 CEST

Thanks. That helped a lot.

Joshua Varner wrote:
> On 7/12/05, Simon Lin <noisebar@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I'm looking for some help on moving a tag which we do a lot in CVS but
>>haven't figured out a way to do in Subversion. The scenario is as
>>following:
>>
>>1. We code freeze iteration 1 and release it to QA. That is, we tag the
>>head as 'iteration_1'.
>>2. We continue development in head for iteration 2 while QA is testing.
>>3. We make some change in head that is for iteration 2 but definitely
>>not for iteration 1.
>>4. QA find a bug in iteration 1.
>>5. We fix the bug. The change doesn't rely on the change we made in step 3.
>>6. Now we want move the tag 'iteration_1' on the file that we changed in
>>step 5 to the head version of the file so that we can check out tag
>>'iteration_1' and release it to QA again.
>>
>>I hope I'm not confusing anybody. This is something we do in every
>>iteration. We hope we can do the same thing in Subversion.
>>
>
> What your describing is much simpler in svn than in CVS, but what you
> need is a paradigm shift. Your current workflow uses tags rather than
> a branch since branching in CVS is a pain. In svn what you would do is
> create an iteration1 branch rather than a tag. Tags in svn parlance
> are read only, whereas branches are not.
>
> Now the way you would handle the bug fixes will vary according to your
> development philosophy. In subversion itself all development occurs on
> trunk, and then changes are merged selectively onto the release
> branches. It might be more natural for your group to do the bug fixes
> on the branch and then merge those changes back to the trunk if they
> are needed (i.e the bug has not already been fixed there due to other
> changes).
>
> Either way viewing iteration1 as a branch rather than a tag will make
> applying svn to it more natural.
> Josh
>
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