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RE: CVS branching problem

From: Debnath Mukherjee
Subject: RE: CVS branching problem
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 04:28:07 -0800 (PST)


Thanks for the commands/workflow that you have sent.
It allows me to create a lightweight version on the
branch1 branch. Now I am able to branch from that.

--- Arthur Barrett <address@hidden> wrote:

> Debnath,
> > Whenever I create the branch "sub-branch1" off branch1, (without
> > first creating a version on the branch1 branch), the branch
> > "sub-branch1" is created off the trunk, as shown by the graph
> > command.
> Which "graph command" are you using?  Maybe you should ask the author
> ?
> The case you describe is quite common, particularly when using
> branches
> as promotion levels (eg: trunk is dev, branch1 is test and subbranch1
> is
> release).  Changes to each branch will be correctly recorded because
> each sandbox knows which branch each file is on - if you are really
> worried then just change your workflow to:
> A) create branch1
> B) checkout branch1
> C) force commit (cvs ci -f -m "create a revision on branch 1")
> D) create subbranch1 using branch1 sandbox
> E) checkout subbranch1 
> F) force commit (cvs ci -f -m "create a revision on sub branch 1")
> The force commit wont create a "copy" it'll just register a new
> version
> number at that point.
> If you need to record *when* or *by whom* a branch was created write
> a
> loginfo script or use CVSNT (windows or linux, free/GPL just like
> CVS)
> and enable auditing - you'll also get mergepoints which will be
> rather
> useful with so many branches...
> Regards,
> Arthur

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