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Re: CVS Tagging

From: Peter Toft
Subject: Re: CVS Tagging
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:59:16 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, address@hidden wrote:

> Guys,
> Currently we use CVS to control our files, and when we do a release we
> tag the files and then place all the files that have to be released
> under this tag within another folder on CVS.  This then contains the
> only the files that are being release, perhaps a subset of all the
> files that were tagged (as not all the files changed, so don't
> required to be released)
> Thing is, this is not my way of working with CVS and i think they have
> it wrong, for various reasons.  However there keen on being able to do
> 'patches' without having to do a full release, and tagging the patched
> files with a different version, which is fine.  Any thoughts on there
> process, improvements, i don't think they would go down the road of
> branching per release just for patches.

I personally tag everything and check differences between tagged releases, 
but I can also see your point above.

> Also if you only have two files within the whole repository that have
> been tagged with a tag and then do a checkout on that tag, do you only
> get those two files?

Yes you do - only those two.



Peter Toft, Ph.D. address@hidden
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