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Re: Build system with CVS

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: Build system with CVS
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 16:10:20 -0500 (EST)

[ On Monday, March 26, 2001 at 11:59:35 (+0200), Jakob Hummes wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: Build system with CVS
> Well, you're right.  This would be a solution.
> Unfortunately branching and especially merging is heavy-weight (i.e.
> complicated) in CVS.  Since, in general, no two branches exist for the
> same file in our repository, I wanted to avoid branching if possible.

In CVS branches are designed to work across all of the files in a given
module simultaneously.  You should never branch one file at a time.

Though the implications aren't as dire, the same can be said of tags.

> Is there a reason, why CVS does not support the possibilty to specify a
> set of tags or revision numbers in the checkout or update functions,
> which will checkout the latest of these revisions (if more than one
> tag/revision numbres matches)?

CVS is designed to expect all files in a module to be tagged

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