[svn.haxx.se] · SVN Dev · SVN Users · SVN Org · TSVN Dev · TSVN Users · Subclipse Dev · Subclipse Users · this month's index

Re: reuse of tag to keep stable URLs?

From: Brian H. Toby <brian.toby_at_anl.gov>
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:22:42 -0600

Thanks very much. (BTW, your english here was just about perfect.)

On Jan 12, 2010, at 5:06 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:

> Greetings, Brian H. Toby!
>> 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.
>> 2) keep the stable release as the trunk and work on the bleeding-edge
>> release as a branch. When I am ready to make a new stable release, I
>> use merge --reintegrate and commit to update the stable release and
>> then delete and recreate the bleeding-edge branch.
>> Option 2 seems to be the way that svn is designed to be used, but is
>> more complex. I guess it is more robust, if someone commits a change
>> to the stable. Are there any other reasons to go that route? Is there
>> an even better choice?
> Nope. It's the case 1. You branching stable version to tags,
> leaving /trunk as
> your workplace.
> Could as well copy to branches:
> copy /trunk to /tag/<version>
> delete /branch/stable
> copy /tags/<version> to /branch/stable
> /trunk is your mainstream, especially if you're working mainly alone
> on the
> project.
> If you need space for experimenting, or if you need to backport some
> changes
> from trunk to stable, you create a new branch from stable branch, port
> whatever you want to it, then merge it back to stable and delete the
> one you
> used to backport.
> --
> WBR,
> Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 12.01.2010, <14:00>
> Sorry for my terrible english...

Brian H. Toby, Ph.D. office: 630-252-5488
Senior Physicist/Section Head for Scientific Software
Advanced Photon Source
9700 S. Cass Ave, Bldg. 401/B4192 work cell: 630-327-8426
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439-4856 e-mail: brian dot toby at anl dot gov
"We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology's
wonders... We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel
our cars and run our factories... All this we can do. All this we
will do."
Received on 2010-01-12 16:23:22 CET

This is an archived mail posted to the Subversion Users mailing list.

This site is subject to the Apache Privacy Policy and the Apache Public Forum Archive Policy.