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RE: Checkout's over checkouts.

From: Jim.Hyslop
Subject: RE: Checkout's over checkouts.
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 10:59:52 -0500

Euan Guttridge wrote:
> I will use the consolidated tag to replace HEAD
> ( cvs up -r HEAD -j HEAD -j consolidated-tag module )
That makes it even simpler. You don't need all those extra branches and
merges. Just:

cvs update -A
(make sure you have no un-committed changes)
cvs update -jHEAD -jtag1
cvs update -jHEAD -jtag2
cvs update -jHEAD -jtag3
cvs update -jHEAD -jtagN
(sanity check)
cvs commit

(by the way, do a trial run on a test portion of your repository to make
sure the -j options are in the right order).

Now, I'm starting to get a little suspicious that your process is not the
most effective. Why are you constantly overwriting the head? Can you
describe your work flow a little?

Jim Hyslop
Senior Software Designer
Leitch Technology International Inc. ( )
Columnist, C/C++ Users Journal ( )

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