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Re: Keeping different platforms in sync?

From: Kaz Kylheku
Subject: Re: Keeping different platforms in sync?
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 17:36:00 GMT
User-agent: slrn/ (Linux)

In article <address@hidden>, Stephen Jowitt wrote:
>We develop for Windows and Linux and both systems share source code from
>the same repository. Our developers would like to be able to do the
>  1) Write code on windows machine. Compile and test.
>  2) Compile and test the same code on a linux box
>  3) Commit changes to cvs
>This would be easy to do if the developers committed the source in
>stages 1 and 2, but they don't want to do that as it is a busy tree and
>would break
>others' builds.

Just commit the changes if the work on one platform. Then check them
out on the other and test. If it breaks, fix it.

It's a good idea to check out after a commit, because you can break
the build even on the platform where it appears to work. For example,
suppose you create a file locally but forget to add it to CVS.
Your copy compiles and runs, but when someone checks it out,
they have a reference to a nonexistent file that only you have.

If the changes are significant and risky, then what you can do is
commit to an experimental branch, and do your multi-platform test
from there.

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