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Re: SVN: Branches Questions

From: Steven Lavallee <stvcinlav_at_yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-06-06 04:34:05 CEST

Thank you for the information.

I do not understand how the code migrates to
Production after it has been approved in QA. Not all
of the code in a TAG for QA is approved. We have
weekly migrations to Production how do pieces of the
TAG get moved to Production?

Thank you,

--- Andy Levy <andy.levy@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 6/5/06, Steven Lavallee <stvcinlav@yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I am a new user to Subversion.
> >
> > 1. Can we migrate code to our QA and Production
> > environments but tagging the specific code
> changes?
> >
> > 2. Would we use branches to migrate the code
> after it
> > has been approved?
> >
> > We have DEV, UAT, QA and Production environments
> and
> > we want the ability to migrate just the specific
> code
> > changes not the entire source code.
> Before going too far, understand that unlike with
> CVS and other SCM
> systems, branches (and tags) carry no special
> significance in SVN -
> they are just copies. SVN can't tell the difference
> between a tag,
> branch, or copy (they're all just cheap copies)
> Answering your questions:
> 1) Most users will tag a full release, not specific
> files/changes.
> Basically taking a snapshot of the whole source tree
> at a moment in
> time. The idea being the ability to point at a URL
> and say "if you
> look here, you will always find release 1.4.62."
> 2) A common use case is to create a branch from
> trunk to use as the
> basis for QA and testing. Create a branch called
> "version_1.0.0" and
> then any changes required as a result of QA are made
> here and ported
> to trunk later. Once QA has signed off, you'll
> probably create a tag
> from here indicating the final 1.0.0 release.
> If you haven't yet, The Book (http://svnbook.org/)
> is a very
> worthwhile read and can help answer a lot of
> questions. There are a
> few others that have been very helpful to me as
> well; /Subversion
> Version Control/ by William Nagel (he participates
> on this list as
> well), and /Pragmatic Version Control Using
> Subversion/ by Mike Mason.

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