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RE: reuse of tag to keep stable URLs?

From: Bob Archer <Bob.Archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 10:22:22 -0500

> I am trying to get beyond my rather simple use of svn and would
> like
> some advice. My goal is to have two releases of a package
> available,
> one bleeding edge and the other stable. I want to keep the URLs to
> both releases stable. This seems like a reasonably common thing
> that
> one would want, but google has failed to find this discussed
> (probably
> because I am using the wrong lingo to describe what I want.)
> Anyway, I
> can see two ways to implement this:
>
> 1) Keep the bleeding-edge release in the trunk and use a tagged
> version for the stable release. When I am ready to make a new
> stable
> release, I delete the stable tagged release from the repository and
> then copy the trunk reusing the same tag name.

Why not just merge the rev from trunk that you want to release into your stable branch/tag? Then create a tag for that version in case you need an older version sometime. If you never commit into stable branch other than merges there should never be conflicts.

This seems cleaner to me than deleting and recreating branches.

BOb
Received on 2010-01-12 16:22:42 CET

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