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RE: How well does CVS handle other types of data?

From: Peter Fox
Subject: RE: How well does CVS handle other types of data?
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:16:17 -0400

Sorry, but to name binary icon files to identify the releases that they
should be present in. This seems a truly weird solution. Surely I shouldn't
have to rename my files to include them in a release.


> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 1:11 AM
> To: Lan Barnes
> Cc: CVS-II Discussion Mailing List
> Subject: Re: How well does CVS handle other types of data?
> [ On Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 11:18:01 (-0700), Lan Barnes wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: How well does CVS handle other types of data?
> >
> > Hmm. If I exclude the binaries in my projects from CVS, how 
> can I apply
> > tags to them so that I know which revisions of each binary 
> are meant to go
> > with which releases?
> Man oh man oh man!  If there ever was an FAQ about CVS this 
> must be it!
> Does this have to be spelled out in some concrete script form 
> every two
> weeks, or what?
> The answer is to use naming conventions on your binary files 
> (and/or the
> directories they are archived in) such that their relationship to your
> release management process can be determined by their name 
> alone.  From
> there your build process can easily be constructes to always pull the
> appropriate revision of a binary file into any given release build.
> Since the scripts/makefiles/whatever that control your build 
> process are
> ultimately source code you can effectively tag which binary revisions
> belong in which releases by simply tagging the build 
> makefile!  How much
> simpler could it ever be?
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