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Re: Strategy for tracking 3rd party source.

From: Sergei Organov
Subject: Re: Strategy for tracking 3rd party source.
Date: 31 Aug 2005 14:35:28 +0400
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address@hidden writes:
> I need to track some 3rd party source code,
> What I am thinking of doing is reserving HEAD for the 3rd party source
> and then making a branch, MYBRANCH.  The other projects can then pull
> from MYBRANCH (our internal HEAD so to speak), I can then do the
> import, merge the changes into MYBRANCH and commit the working code
> into MYBRANCH after its working.  That way MYBRANCH is always usable.
> Is this a reasonable approach?  Is there a better way?

The approach is reasonable, but long-standing active branches are not
where CVS does a very good job. The longer the branch is the slower the
checkout/update on the branch will be. Provided you are working with
Linux kernel, this may hurt you very quickly.

For better ways refer to other responses you've got.


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