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Re: release- &vendortag

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: release- &vendortag
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 11:21:41 -0400 (EDT)

Wim Dausy writes:
> Can anyone tell what the exact purpose of these tags are?
> Why and how would someone use them?
> When do they appaer?
> I'm probably wrong but I' guessing they appaer when you use the import
> command?

No, you're exactly right.  The vendor tag is the name of the vendor
branch and the release tag is the name given to a particular release
that you're importing.  The vendor tag isn't particularly interesting
(since CVS has never fully supported multiple vendor branches), but the
release tags are critically important for merging vendor releases with
local changes.  After an import, you do the merge by doing something

        cvs co -j Rel3 -j Rel4 mymodule

where "Rel4" is the release tag of the release you just imported and
"Rel3" is the release tag of the previous release.

-Larry Jones

It's like SOMEthing... I just can't think of it. -- Calvin

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