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RE: RE: Branching strategy - Feature vs Release

From: Gundersen, Richard <Richard.Gundersen_at_london-scottish.com>
Date: 2006-11-13 12:19:35 CET

I just thought of another argument for feature branching...

 

One of the arguments against, is that all these branches are difficult
to keep track of.

Say you have ten systems (not unusual), all at different stages of their
life. Operations (or someone who isn't necessarily too familiar with the
details of each system) have to release one of them after a mainenance
weekend.

With the release strategy, they have a small forest of release branches
to choose from. Hopefully someone will have told them which branch is
the current production branch, or that they have been given obvious
looking names. Or a list is maintained somewhere.

 

I know it's not necessarily the strongest argument, but there's a small
risk that the wrong version could get released into production.

 

If everyone commits to the trunk, Operations know exactly where to
release from. OK, the developers have more branches to worry about at
their end, but it's their system, so they should be able to cope pretty
well.

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