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RE: branch removal question

From: Paul Sander
Subject: RE: branch removal question
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 08:10:29 -0700

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>Don Butts wrote:
>> I asked this question last Friday but got no response.
>> Was it poorly asked, not enough information, too ignorant for 
>> words?

>I wouldn't remove the branches. I'm always reluctant to remove anything from
>the history.

>Instead of checking out branches, it might be easier to apply non-branch
>tags instead. This means fewer branches to deal with. I'm guessing the
>reason you're using a branch is because the update command remains the same,
>e.g. cvs update -r PROD (where PROD is a branch tag).

>Basically, what you would do is to create a non-branch tag indicating the
>currently-tested and working version, e.g. cvs tag REL_2_0_2. Then, you can
>move the PRODUCTION tag using the -F option to tag.

Floating tags can also be used.  For example, create a tag called
PRODUCTION and apply it to the next release.  Then just run "cvs update"
in the production area, and the proper versions will appear.

The down side to this is that if you don't apply unique tags in addition
to the floating one, you can't go back if something breaks.

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