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Re: public/private commits

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:56:46 -0400

There's a danger if you allow developers to commit code without it being
part of the build. When you give developers this ability, they tend to bite
off big chunks of code since they know they can commit changes without
breaking the build.
If developers are forced to check in their changes on the main development
line, they have to be more careful with their changes, check for errors, and
make sure they don't make too big a change at once. You actually get a
better, more error free development.

If you have a major change that will take more than a day or two, you can
create a branch for that particular feature. But, if you do that, you have
to be careful. Make sure that the changes from the main development line are
being merged into this branch. Also make this branch part of the automated
build process. This ensures that the developers aren't writing code that
will be impossible to merge into your main development line.

I've seen this type of issue when we use ClearCase and Git because these two
version control systems make it so easy to work off the main development

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 6:32 AM, Andrey Dibrov <adibrov_at_softdev.spb.ru>wrote:

> Здравствуйте, Users.
> I uses SVN a long time, so i find out what SVN still doesn't have
> someone feature. It will be very useful to organize into future
> version of SVN new feature for commit action. Developers sometimes
> wants to make commits for yourself to hide changes from other
> developers in trunk or in branch. This is very useful if you want to commit
> not complete or not enough tested changes to server, go home or other place
> and take public update plus self private (not public) update to complete
> changes
> and make later public commit.
> Does this feature with public/private commit already exist?
> --
> С уважением,
> Andrey mailto:adibrov_at_softdev.spb.ru
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