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From Jon Stevens <>
Subject Re: [VOTES] Tomcat 4.0-Beta-1 and New CVS Repositories
Date Thu, 04 Jan 2001 00:02:54 GMT
on 1/3/2001 3:55 PM, "Nacho" <> wrote:

> Please explain what are the problem with branches, i dont see why label
> a branch with tomcat_40 and do 4.1 development in head branch is bad, i
> dont see any desestabilization or such in this way of doing things, i
> want to know why is better to do things in such way, as dont see it very
> explained in the messages of this thread.

The problem is that say you are working on 4.0 and 4.1 at the same time.

When you do a cvs co jakarta-tomcat-4.0, then you will get a directory on
your hard disk with 4.0. If you then want to check out 4.1, you need to
first reaname jakarta-tomcat-4.0 to something else, then checkout 4.1 on the
branch, then rename it to something else, then rename your first checkout
directory back.

In other words a pain in the ass and potentially confusing for people
working on multiple versions at the same time.


Honk if you love peace and quiet.

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