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From Greg Marr <gr...@alum.wpi.edu>
Subject Re: Release Strategy
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2001 18:15:08 GMT
At 01:00 PM 02/05/2001, Jim Winstead wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 06:55:19AM -0800, rbb@covalent.net wrote:
> > What this also means, is that the httpd-2.0 tree is only frozen 
> for the
> > ten minutes it takes to tag the tree, I only suggest that, so 
> that CVS
> > doesn't get screwed up.  If we know that we can tag in the middle 
> of
> > somebody committing, then this freeze isn't required.  The
> > httpd-2.0-stable tree is frozen always, but a merge from 
> httpd-2.0 is
> > allowed at any time, assuming the feature is fully tested in 
> httpd-2.0.
>
>why does the tree ever have to be "frozen", even for ten 
>minutes?  As long as you're doing a "cvs tag" of a checkout and not 
>a "cvs rtag -r HEAD", you'll never collide with checkins that happen 
>after you've done your checkout but before you've tagged. they'll 
>just end up being part of the next tag&roll. no big deal when that 
>happens on a reliable schedule.

What we generally do in our version control system at work is tag 
first, and then get on that tag, so we're 100% sure that what we're 
getting is what the next person to get that tag will have.

-- 
Greg Marr
gregm@alum.wpi.edu
"We thought you were dead."
"I was, but I'm better now." - Sheridan, "The Summoning"


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