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Re: Setting the rules and politics for CVS...

From: Todd Denniston
Subject: Re: Setting the rules and politics for CVS...
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 10:30:03 -0500

Steve Pitchford wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On Behalf Of
> Jim.Hyslop
> Sent: 28 July 2004 14:04
> To: 'address@hidden'; address@hidden
> Subject: RE: Setting the rules and politics for CVS...
> address@hidden wrote:
> > I´m studying CVS for the first time. I know how to use it now, but I
> > don´t know how to make or "config" the rules and politics to make a
> > group of about 5 programmers working in the repository. I will be the
> > project leader...
> >
> > Do you know  a doc or some URL, tutorial or URL with that info?
> The manual is available at
> It will tell you everything you need to know.
> --%<---
> I read the original post and felt a certain degree of empathy with it, I can
> remember getting into cvs and felt ( and still do to a certain degree ) that
> whilst the manuals and documentation explained the technical features well,
> as Jim has in his reply, it lacks case studies and walk throughs - to a
> certain degree I feel as if lots of people pick up cvs administration by
> experience, and subtle things like maintaining administrative control,
> ensuring releases are properly tagged and branched during periods of
> absence, policing the builds and such like can be difficult to grasp for
> first rime administrators, especially when coming from a "system" where by
> no version or concurrent control system is in place.
> I'm not too sure the last section was a question or a statement, but if
> anyone knows of a well maintained site, or news group listing the less
> technical experiences ( and perhaps technical solutions ) that people have
> had, perhaps in the form of case studies then I for one would be interested
> in it.
> Cheers,
> Steve
It is one of those things that seems to get discussed on the list often enough
some don't bother to respond anymore, try searching:

The threads attached to the following might help some:

Most people end up suggesting "Streamed Lines: Branching Patterns for Parallel
Software Development":

however you do still need to read the manual
to know how to do those things in CVS.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane) 
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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