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RE: Why have a trunk dir, anyway?!

From: Irvine, Chuck R [EQ] <Chuck.R.Irvine_at_Embarq.com>
Date: 2007-04-27 22:45:23 CEST

[snip]
> Irvine, Chuck R [EQ] wrote:
> > We have very well defined requirements for each release. And if we
> > adopt this branching scheme, we will have in our repository
> >
> > Repo/application/
> > release1/
> > release2/
> > release3/
> > ...
> >
> > So developers are very clear where they should be working.
> And once a
> > release dir (branch) is created the development for that release
> > always stays on the same branch (and doesn't at some point
> jump to a
> > release branch).
> >
> > Yes, R1 changes have to get propagated to R2, R2 to R3, etc. We do
> > this my merging R1 -> R2 -> R3, etc.
>
> Doesn't that lose a lot of the development history log
> compared to doing
> all pre-release work that doesn't absolutely have to isolate your
> developers on the trunk and branching only when it is time to
> stabilize
> the releases?

I don't know what is meant by "losing development history log". You can
always look at the history of the top level "application" directory.

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