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From David Blevins <>
Subject milestone branching and taging (was Re: svn commit: r226882 - in /geronimo: branches/v1_0_M4-QA/ tags/v1_0_M4/)
Date Wed, 03 Aug 2005 20:14:53 GMT
On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 09:04:22AM -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> On Aug 2, 2005, at 9:41 PM, David Blevins wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 01, 2005 at 07:16:23PM -0400, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> >
> >>no, you moved...
> >>
> >>we never want to move branches, but copy to make tags, and never
> >>modify the tags.  That way, if we need to keep going on the branch,
> >>we have it.
> >>
> >
> >We agreed on this proceedure a month ago.
> Clearly we agreed on a mistake then.  I didn't read it carefully.   
> Sorry.
> We want to be able to branch, work on the branch, and then tag for a  
> release (call it vX.0) Nothing in the tag is different from the  
> branch it came from - it's effectively a pointer to a moment in time  
> (revision) on the branch.
> Now, suppose we have a security issue for which we want to do an  
> update on the thing we released.  So we then must go back to the  
> *branch*, fix the bug, tag again (vX.0.1).

You've described my ideal setup for 1.0 and beyond, but we aren't
doing dot releases yet.  

There is never going to be another release from the M4-QA branch.
It's a dead branch and shouldn't be updated after we vote to release
the M4 binaries.


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