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From Greg Marr <>
Subject Re: Release Strategy
Date Mon, 05 Feb 2001 18:45:31 GMT
At 01:29 PM 02/05/2001, Jim Winstead wrote:
>On Mon, Feb 05, 2001 at 01:15:08PM -0500, Greg Marr wrote:
> > 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.
>sure. but when you do a "cvs tag", it tags the versions you have in 
>your sandbox. when someone does a checkout of that tag, they will 
>get what you had in your sandbox. even if someone else had commited 
>something between the time you checked out your sandbox and tagged 
>it. doing it this way just gives you an opportunity to
>avoid tagging if you've checked out something that is totally broken.

Great.  I haven't used CVS, only RCS and MS's SourceSafe, neither of 
which (as far as I know) track this kind of information (which 
version you currently have in your directory), so you have to tag and 
then get.

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

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