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Re: Multiple sources in a vendor branch

From: Rohan Nandode
Subject: Re: Multiple sources in a vendor branch
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:04:07 +0530
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Hi Guys,

Any suggestions for the problem??


Rohan Nandode wrote:

The problem descriptions goes like this:

I have a vendor branch(1.1.3) for 3rd party library - say "library1" along with my project source in my CVS. I have done some modifications to the sources in library1. Now I there is a latest release of the library1 and I would like to upgrade it. But the problem is that I am not sure of how much stable will be the upgraded version. Hence I would like to work with whatever version of the library I have in the cvs and test the latest version of the library also. So when someone takes update from the cvs, I do not want him to take latest imported version of 'library1', but whatever was there before upgrading the library. More over, I cannot tell him to use some tagged version of the 'library1'!

In short, I want to upgrade the sources in vendor branch, but sametime do not want them to be reflected directly to the users. The users should be able take upgraded version of a library1, by updating with some tag etc.

Is this possible with CVS?
Please let me know if there is any work around for this.

The fast solution could be to create new separate vendor branch for latest version of library1. But in that case, I would not be able to able to merge the modification done into the latest version.

Thanks in advance

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