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Re: Develop on branch or mainline...

From: Harald Kucharek
Subject: Re: Develop on branch or mainline...
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 09:03:46 +0100
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Matthew Persico wrote:

"Wim Kerkhoff" <address@hidden> wrote in message

What most people suggest to develop on the mainline. Fixes for past
releases, expiremental development, and so on are done on branches, then
merged back to the mainline as appropriate.

But what if I have released 1.7, commited 1.8 and 1.9 but not released them
and need to fix 1.7. Can I create if 1.8 exists?

If you make a release, you should always tag this release. Then it is no
problem to branch at this point later to do some fixes.
Also, don't mix cvs revision numbers (like 1.7,, etc) with your
release versions. A project surely has multiple files and not every one will
have revision 1.7. Try to ignore cvs revision numbers, think in tags and 


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