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Re: simple question on branching

From: David Weintraub <qazwart_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:30:58 -0400

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 12:56 PM, Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 09:44, KM <info4km_at_yahoo.com> wrote:
> A "permanent branch" with no merging sounds more like a fork than a
> branch.

It's pretty common, really. You're about to do a release, so you make
a release branch. In many sites, they don't bother merging changes
from the release branch back to the trunk. If a bug is found on the
release branch, the release team merely reports it to the trunk team
who may simply fix the bug without merging. Of course, if no bugs are
found on the release branch that are relevant to the trunk, no merging
will be done at all.

Once the release is out, that branch may never be used again. It just
sits there until someone one day decides to delete it. It's not a fork
because all of the code on it is already on the trunk. It's just a
dead end branch.

David Weintraub
Received on 2010-11-03 18:31:37 CET

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