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RE: loosing branch when updating to a tag on the branch

From: Rick Genter
Subject: RE: loosing branch when updating to a tag on the branch
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 09:59:40 -0700

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Subject: RE: loosing branch when updating to a tag on the branch


In general, try to avoid having too many branches active at the same
time - it can get very confusing and time-consuming to make sure that
branches are kept in sync - unless they're not supposed to be kept in
sync, or if this particular fix needs to be applied to branch A and
branch C, but not to branch B, and so on (get the idea? :=)


This brings up a question I've had for quite a while: is there a way to
"close" a branch? The idea would be to create a branch, work on it for a
while, get it to a certain state, merge back with the trunk, then to do
the next major set of changes, start a new branch from the trunk. The
trunk (appropriately tagged, of course) is then your major milestone
chain, and each branch is the work that goes into a particular
milestone. Once a milestone is reached, the branch can (and should) be

Rick Genter
Sr. Software Engineer
Silverlink Communications
(781) 272-3080 x242

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