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RE: Release/Branching best practices

From: Ian Wood <Ian.Wood_at_sucden.co.uk>
Date: 2007-11-28 10:33:28 CET

Hi James,


This is how we do it.


We have a repo as below.













The main work is done on the Trunk. Then each month we make a Version
branch of the current months version, ( just the first three numbers,
the forth is determined by the CruiseControl machine ).


The code on this version branch is released to the test team and tested
and any bugs found are then fixed on that branch and released again.


Then when that code is released to live the changes made are merged back
to the Trunk and another branch is taken.


Indecently each time the Version branch builds successfully a Tag is
taken with the version number and a deployment script is created.


We are not finding it too burdensome, the only problem we have found is
when people make changes to the same code in both places without merging
as they go.


What are currently doing?


Best regards,









From: James Oltmans [mailto:JOltmans@bolosystems.com]
Sent: 28 November 2007 00:55
To: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Release/Branching best practices


Hello all,


Could someone point me in the right direction for finding best-practices
or software to manage releases? We are trying to use a monthly release
cycle and our current branch and merge management is becoming a bit



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