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Re: branches and merging

From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: branches and merging
Date: Mon, 09 May 2005 22:51:25 -0700

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Venkatesh, Vijay <address@hidden> writes:

> I guess this is a fairly often asked question
> but just wanted to run this by everyone to get
> some feedback first. (am referring to the
> essential cvs guidebook)
> Have two branches app4 and app4_test, which I
> need to merge (and have done so already into the
> app4 branch, so merged from app4_test into app4)

> question1 :

> should i now tag app4 to signify the point at
> which the merge was made?

It would be prudent to do this if you ever wish to
do subsequent merges of the app4_test into the app4
branch in the future. However, if app4_test is to be
left dorment, then the tag is not really useful.

> question2:
> if i do tag app4 at this point, should other users checkout another version
> of the branch(at the tag point)
> or just up -r to that tag?

In most cases, users are only interested in the
branch, not in a snapshot of it at a partciular

Users should therefore ignore that the nwe merge
point tag exists and continue to use the branch.

> question3:

> if i do tag and users to get to that tag
> version, how do they make subsequent changes

Users do not use the tag, they continue to use the

> i.e. continue work on the app4 branch beyond
> that tag? Do i need to make another branch at
> this point, or ?

Not applicable.

> This is where I got really confused in the
> documentation.
> Pls help.,
> Thanks
> V
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