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RE: Questions about upgrading the server to the latest CVS versio n.

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Questions about upgrading the server to the latest CVS versio n.
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 11:43:59 -0500

Limor Yaakov wrote:
> >             [1] Is there any implication or warnings that I 
> should be aware of when upgrading from version 1.11.1p1 to
> >                  1.1.18 or is it a smooth upgrading without 
> any side effects ?
It's typically a smooth process. See the NEWS file for details.

> >             [2] Should I take precaution before upgrading 
> like creating a backup of the repository ?
Backups are always a good idea.

> >             [3] Are there any operations that being done on 
> the repository during the upgrade ?
Upgrading the software is as simple as replacing the binaries. As a matter
of habit, you should run 'cvs init' on the repository - this will create any
new administrative files that may not be currently present.

> >             [4] What is the preferable version. Is it the 
> STABLE version or the FEATURE version ?
Yes. :=)

Seriously, though, it depends what you want. The feature branch has more
features, but is not necessarily as robust as the stable branch. So, what do
you want - features or robustness?

> >             [5] Are you familiar with any Bug Tracking 
> application that can be easliy integrated with CVS and is 
> also feature-rich ?
I believe Bugzilla integrates with CVS - I don't use it myself, so I can't
speak with authority on it.

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( http://www.leitch.com )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( http://www.cuj.com/experts )

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