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Re: What's a "trunk" good for? (apart from eating peanuts)

From: Byron Brummer <byron.brummer_at_livenation.com>
Date: 2007-01-12 19:25:20 CET

B. Smith-Mannschott wrote:
> On 1/11/07, Byron Brummer <byron.brummer@livenation.com> wrote:
>
>> Interesting. I'd argue that you'd hit merge points along the
>> trunk line which are at least as significant as branch points.
>> Furthermore fetching the real history could be much harder as
>> the merge likely represents much more history then was
>> included in the merge commit. [...]
>
>> Thus the "linear history" idea of a trunk, IMHO, really is
>> anything but. A branch-only pattern, ironically, results in
>> the ability to query for a much more linear history.
>
> Byron,
>
> Your illustration of the logical consequences of working
> 'trunkless' brought me an "aha!". I guess that's where I was
> going with my first example, but in my usual muddle I couldn't
> see it clearly.
>
> You're diagram illustrates that it's a good way of modeling
> software that has multiple releases and a maintenance
> lifecycle. Would you mind if I incorporated your insight into my
> presentation?

        Not at all, I'd be flattered.

-Byron

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