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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Beta Announcement and encouraging user testing
Date Thu, 10 Aug 2006 00:21:55 GMT
Interesting idea.  I feel like I'm really missing something.  If no 
other changes go into the svn copy, why are we making the copy?


Andrew McIntyre wrote:
> On 8/9/06, Kathey Marsden <kmarsdenderby@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> I say this is not true.  We make the branch and just make that one beta
>> flag flip.
>> Everyone gets their builds setup and running but we keep working on the
>> trunk.
>> Nobody bothers with merging fixes to the branch.
>> Then at whatever point we feel we need a real branch  someone does  one
>> biggish merge
>> with the range for all that has gone into the trunk so far and just
>> reverse merge the one change
>> for the 10.3 version bump.
> There's another option, too, that I just thought of. svn copy the
> trunk into tags/ Flip the beta flag, roll the beta
> distributions. No other changes go into this copy of the trunk.
> When the time comes, branch the new branch off the trunk, and
> do any reverse merging as necessary.
> SVN copies are cheap, we should take advantage of that.
> andrew

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