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Re: Is it a good idea to use CVS for this??

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: Re: Is it a good idea to use CVS for this??
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 17:18:51 +0000

I think that an executable without the corresponding source is useless
(OK, it runs, but it cannot be reproduced).  What I use the executables
for is to guarantee that the build process went well, i.e. the SCM group
built the same thing as the engineering group.  Once you have that, you
should just save checksums and size for the executables in the release
docs to allow you to check out older versions and rebuild them.


address@hidden wrote:
> Hello all, I have been having an interesting discussion with a co-worker,
> and am looking for some additional thoughts.   My organization is just
> adopting CVS, and source code management.  ( don't even ask how we did it
> in the past, you don't wanna know ).   Anyway, we have been discussing
> exactly what to store in CVS, and some details as to the who, what, when
> were and how, of using CVS.
> Well, one coworker has suggested storing the output of the build process (
> that is, the final executables, dlls, etc. ) in CVS.  He makes some good
> arguments that this stuff should be archived, which I agree with.  But, I
> have some reservations about putting it in CVS.  I can't however, put my
> finger on exactly why I think CVS isn't the best place for this stuff.
> So, if anyone could share their thoughts with me, pro or con, I'd highly
> appreciate it.  Do any of you store executables in CVS?  What good reasons
> exist, if any, for doing this? Conversely, what good reasons, if any, exist
> for NOT doing it?
> Thanks!
> Phillip Rhodes
> Application Designer
> Voice Data Solutions
> 919-571-4300 x225
> address@hidden
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