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Re: Tagging Policy Full & Patch Release

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2006-02-21 07:17:51 CET

Lakshman Srilakshmanan wrote:

>Hi All,
>I would like to explain the tagging process I followed in CVS and would
>much appreciate an alternative approach in Subversion.
>When I do a full release of an application I tag the entire application
>in CVS as Release_1_0_0
>When I do a patch release of an application (ie 3 files) I tag the
>entire application in CVS Release_1_0_1 and another tag Patch_1_0_1
>containing ONLY the 3 files that will be released.
>The rational behind this tagging policy is that I can re-create the
>entire package based on Release_1_0_1 (if needed) and can apply only the
>patch into production using Patch_1_0_1.
>In Subversion I can create a full Release tag Release_1_0_1. But I don't
>believe I can create a Patch_1_0_1 tag as described above. Or am I wrong

Patch_1_0_1 would essentially be

svn diff URL_of_Release_1_0_0 URL_of_Release_1_0_1

This would give you a patch of the differences between the two
releases. Apply this patch to a source tree of Release_1_0_0 and you
will have an exact copy of Release_1_0_1.

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