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RE: Versioning between checkout|update, commit

From: Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng
Subject: RE: Versioning between checkout|update, commit
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 16:26:10 +0100 (WEST)

On Thu, 1 Apr 2004, Donald Sharp (sharpd) wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng [mailto:address@hidden
> Thank you for the responses...
> On Wed, 31 Mar 2004, Paul Sander wrote:
> > --- Forwarded mail from sharpd(.--.-.)
> >
> > Create your own private branch to do work on.  When you want to save
> > work, commit the code. When you are done, merge the changes down.
> The book "Open Source Development with CVS" says that you should keep
> few branches active at any one time.  I'm wondering if there are
> penalties (apart from storage costs) when many contributors create their
> own branches?
> ---> Yes there are significant penalties with cvs in creating too many
> branches.
> ---> I wouldn't worry about this if you are in a small shop( under 25
> developers )
> ---> though.  I'm pretty sure this has been discussed ad infinitum here
> though,
> ---> do a quick search to find this information :)

OK, I'll do that, I couldn't think of a narrow enough pattern not to
get spadefuls of info from google, etc!
> Also, doesn't having a separate branch for your own development make
> doing an update in between edits more difficult?
> ---> Creating your own branch, definately increases the process that you
> work with.
> ---> It's easy though, just more process.

I'll probably have to play with that a bit to get a feel for what is
happening.   I think I'll get hold of CVSGraph
to help me out with this.
> >
> > Other possibilities include implementing a backup system that takes
> > hourly snapshots....
> Yes, but it would be less flexible than SCCS, I think...
> ---> Just trying to give suggestions ;)

OK, thanks.
> ---> odnald

        Thank you,

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