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

From: Noel L Yap
Subject: RE: How well does CVS handle other types of data?
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 13:58:39 -0400

>Aegis doesn't guarantee no bugs.  It simply requires a new test for
>every change and re-runs all the old tests, as well as the new test, on
>the submitted new code before it can become the baseline.
>If the rest of your process is "working" then no bugs will ever be
>re-introduced.  If the change is a bug fix then the one more bug will be
>squashed and it can never be re-introduced either.

Then I fail to see how, as you implied, Aegis will _prevent_ bug fix branches.

>> This is one way to do it.  Some would use a version control tool.
>I AM USING A VERSION CONTROL TOOL!  I'm just using it one step removed
>by putting the configuration specification into a "script" that's
>version controlled!

OK, so you are.  I think I see now.  You have one line of development for each
of your binary files (possibly hundreds if you're developing a web site).  Each
version of your install scripts know exactly which version of which binary files
it needs.  It sounds pretty messy to me.


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