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Re: Diff by branch tag and date? Maybe with PCL-CVS?

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: Diff by branch tag and date? Maybe with PCL-CVS?
Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 16:15:07 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

Reiner Steib <address@hidden> writes:

> I have a working copy with the gnus-5_10-branch (up to date) and two
> quite big patches (KY.patch and SJ.patch) that should be applied to
> the branch.  (At a later time, I want to be able to identify those
> changes.)  Is the following procedure correct (and reasonable)?
>   cd /path/to/gnus-5_10-branch
>   cvs update
>   cvs tag "gnus-5_10-pre-KY"
>   patch < KY.patch
>   cvs commit -m "Merge KY changes"
>   cvs tag "gnus-5_10-post-KY"
>   cvs tag "gnus-5_10-pre-SJ"
>   patch < SJ.patch
>   cvs commit -m "Merge SJ changes"
>   cvs tag "gnus-5_10-post-SJ"

Yes, that is a good stategy.  Tags are cheap, and retroactive tagging is
cumbersome and error prone.


Andreas Schwab, SuSE Labs, address@hidden
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