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Re: Best practices for initial import and versioning

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Best practices for initial import and versioning
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2005 11:16:53 -0400 (EDT)

Wirun, Corey writes:
> In a nutshell (until I get a book), what would you suggest is the best way
> (most efficient use of branches and tags) to be able to segregate
> development for a release from previous releases. A straight linear trunk -
> tagged with your releases?  It sounds like branches are not necessarily a
> good thing - over time.  Then why use them (in CVS)?

Branches are best for short-term or otherwise limited use.  Typically,
main development occurs on the trunk with releases tagged.  Branches are
typically used for bug fixes (some people create a bug fix branch for
each release as soon as the release is tagged, but most people wait
until the branch is needed to create it) or for more complex development
tasks that require collaboration between multiple developers.

There are a number of on-line resources that you may want to consult:


-Larry Jones

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