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Re: Problem with importing third-party sources and adding/committing cha

From: Allen Sturtevant
Subject: Re: Problem with importing third-party sources and adding/committing changes
Date: 16 Nov 2004 15:24:37 -0800

"Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote 
> >
> >      Thank you for this additional info.  I wanted
> > to do something similar to this, but I'm just
> > now realizing that maybe CVS doesn't work the way
> > I had hoped.  I want to "live" in the branches,
> > not in the trunk.
> It's much deeper than that.
> ...
> If you want to use the magic CVS vendor branch and "cvs import" in the
> way it works best then you must avoid creating local branches (which
> means you must mix all your local changes with each other on the trunk)
> and live with the fact that after each "cvs import" there will be a
> period of instability until the vendor changes are merged to the trunk
> and successfully committed.

     Thank you for all the details and recommendations.  You've
convinced me -- "living" in the branches is not the correct
approach.  :-)

     After some local experimentation and scouring the web
a bit more, I see that managing and incorporating local changes
to third party source code is best done in the main trunk -- not
in the branches.  This does want I want/expected.

     I plan to only venture off on to branches when necessitated
by changes to older releases, but not as a matter of daily practice.

     Wish me luck...  ;-)

Thanks again,


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