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Re: CVS export

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS export
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 16:26:26 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, October 18, 2001 at 11:49:52 (-0700), John Minnihan wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS export
> building =//= releasing, especially when the build is already understood 
> to be an 'overnite' which is at the very bottom of the food chain.

Of course not -- _BUT_ that's why I qualified my comments with questions
about why/why/how the nightly builds were to be used.

If they're actually used to obtain snapshots from which further testing
and perhaps even decisions about release milestones are made, then
having tags and using "cvs export" will be the better way to go.

Also, if your nightly builds are used to test your build and release
process itself then "cvs export" is just as necessary then as it will be
when you make the actual release.

>  Use 
> of 'cvs export' to collect sources that are used to produce a build is 
> almost never necessary.

On the contrary -- "cvs export" is the best way to guarantee that a
source release is exactly what should be in the release (and of course
one would want to build it to ensure that it's a viable release).

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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