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From John Haxby <>
Subject Re: Subversion conversion
Date Thu, 03 Feb 2005 16:47:42 GMT
Kevin L. Cobb wrote:

>We recently started using SVN for SCM, were using VSS. We're trying out
>approach A, branching off for each release. Development always develops
>on the trunk, except when a bug is discovered that needs to be patched
>to a previous version of the product. When that scenario comes up (and
>it never has), then the developer has to make the change to the branched
>version that needs to be patched and then must merge those changes into
>other branches and the trunk.  
>It seems to be a cleaner approach, at least for now. Of course, for an
>open source project like Lucene, I'm not sure branching is necessary at
>all. Anyone have any other models to use for SCM, I'd love to hear them,
We've tried a variety of approaches over the years, but this one seems 
to be the easiest to handle and least prone to errors.   It's nice to 
see someone else has reached the same conclusion!


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