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Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: What a modern collaboration toolkit looks like
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 10:29:23 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15+20070412 (2007-04-11)

Richard Stallman <address@hidden>:
>> The "current sources" is generally going to be one of the repo tip revisions
>> packaged into a tarball by a release manager.  This is not a VCS operation.
> That applies if/when you make a release.  But what about between relesaes?
> Currently we recommend that people "build the source from CVS", and we
> don't say "from the trunk" because that is a general convention of CVS
> usage.
> If we used git, what convention would replace that?  Would we have to
> establish our own?  Would we need to maintain a file saying which branch
> to get and build?  If so, I think the operation of adding versions
> to that branch would be the real analogue of a CVS commit to the urunk.

I don't know the answer to this question in the specific context of git,
because I have yet not studied git workflow closely (I will soon).

In Mercurial, you'd say: Build from the tip of the branch named "trunk".
                <a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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