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Re: Need advice about revision management

From: Max Bowsher
Subject: Re: Need advice about revision management
Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 22:58:00 +0100

Frank Langtind wrote:
> Hi,
> Our company is in the process of changing from RCS to CVS for revision
> control and I'll need some advice to make it as good as possible.
> Our work in divided in project groups that work with modules and project
> groups that work with products. The module projects are arranged like
> this:
> module1/doc/
> src/
> qa/
> Our product projects use some of the modules and is arranged like this:
> project1/doc/
> src/
> qa/
> import/module1/
> module2/
> The import/moduleX directory within the product project contains only the
> source from the moduleX (not documentation or qa stuff).
> This is obtained by using the "modules" file and work great. When we
> check out the product projects, all required module sources are checked
> out like expected.
> Since the modules are maintained independently, they have different
> releases.
> Since different products use different releases of the same module (ie.
> due to backward compatibility issues) we would like to specify which
> releases a product should use. Like:
> Product1 should use module1 REL2_1, module2 REL1_4, module3 REL1_2, etc...
> Product2 should use module1 REL2_5, module2 REL1_3, module4 REL2_2, etc...
> I could not find any way of doing this in CVS. Hopefully I have missed
> something ;)
> I'm sure there must be other people having the same problem. Anyone care
> to suggest ways of doing this, available scripts to help out, or maybe an
> alternative methodolgy (after all we are in the process of changing..).

AFAIK, the only way to do this is to have a script (possibly part of your
build process) which issues "cvs co -r REL_WHATEVER" commands.

Then you keep that script in your project directory, and it defines what
branch/tag you use with the project.


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