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Re: Updating third party software

From: Jenn Vesperman
Subject: Re: Updating third party software
Date: 15 Oct 2002 04:52:29 +1000

On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 03:14, Kaz Kylheku wrote:

> The problem with the vendor branch is that it starts at version 1.1 of every
> file ( really, but that's an internal detail). You cannot start
> a vendor branch somewhere halfway up your trunk, so vendor branching is
> useless for the case when someone takes some release of your code and
> becomes a patch; you then have to track their patches on a real branch,
> the methods that you describe.

cvs import -b (vendor branch id) allows you to branch off at a later

(me, I'd like -b to accept a tagname. Maybe I should try to write a

Jenn V.
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                you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.


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