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


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