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From Andy Levy <andy.l...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Copying tags?
Date Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:51:33 GMT
On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 08:47, Echlin, Jamie
<jamie.echlin@credit-suisse.com> wrote:
> Afternoon,
>
> We've enforced a rule whereby tags cannot be copied. I know this sounds
> backwards but I need some help in justifying it.
>
> The reason why we're preventing it is because it's not clear where to merge
> back to, and in fact encourages merging back to the tag, which is also
> blocked.
>
> What we're telling people to do, in the event of a bug where they need to
> make a patch to a released version, is find the rev the tag was created
> from, then branch whatever branch the tag was created from at that rev. Then
> when the work is finished they can merge back to the parent, if necessary.
>
> Of course this only works if the tag was created from a rev and not a
> working copy, but we're enforcing that too.
>
> Sound reasonable, or are we being too cautious?

Sounds overly cautious to me. And what happens if the branch you
tagged from is ended?

What I have done in the past is to copy the "flawed" tag to a branch,
make my changes in the branch, then merge back to trunk. My process
starts w/ code changes in trunk, then creates tags each time I promote
to an environment; trunk to developer testing, developer testing to
integration testing, integration testing to production.

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