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Re: CVS and traditional source control

From: Stephen Rasku
Subject: Re: CVS and traditional source control
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 09:49:55 -0800 (PST)

Alan Weston wrote:
>Hello,   I'm completely new to CVS and versioning so please be nice. 
>How does one use CVS whilst maintaining the advantages of the more 
>traditional approach of migrating code from a development environment 
>once unit tested to a test environment for system and cycle testing 
>and ultimatley to a release environment for actually using? My 
>concern is about losing control of what goes into test and release 
>and when it goes in there.     As I've confessed this is all a bit 
>new to me so I apologise if the question is, as I suspect, missing 
>the point of versioning, if so please enlighten me. Many thanks in 
>advance for your time.

You can accomplish what you want by branching and merging.  I suggest 
you read the CVS manual sections on these topics:
Also, there is an excellent article on branching and merging here:

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