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From David Blevins <david.blev...@visi.com>
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.

-David


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