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Re: A good stragety for versioning?

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: A good stragety for versioning?
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 14:02:55 -0400
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On Mon, Jul 30, 2001 at 10:52:22AM +0200, Nicholas Waltham wrote:
> I was just wondering, how is is possible to find the highest revision number
> across the source tree. I would like this to be the version number of the
> software (or is this a bad idea - I can think of a number of disadvantages) -
> perhaps I should just ask what is a good strategy for versioning?

Don't try to tie the release number to CVS's revision numbers.
Think of the latter as strictly internal values (as meaningless
as the absolute numeric value of a (non-zero) C pointer).

Come up with a release-numbering system that makes sense for your
shop, and let it count up independently of CVS's revision
numbers.  The right way to label each release is with a CVS tag.


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