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From (Jeffrey D. Brekke)
Subject Re: [net] Branching
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2004 15:11:51 GMT

Daniel, I agree with all your ideas, but it seems to me you can branch
from any tagged point in the revision history so I'm not sure what the
idea is behind deleting/renaming the tags.

Given that, as per Steve's message, we can make 1.1 compatibilty
changes on HEAD, release and tag, and branch from that point in the
future when/if there are bug fixes required?  

It's early New Year's morning, so my head may be a bit foggy!

>>>>> On Wed, 31 Dec 2003 23:52:45 -0500, "Daniel F. Savarese" <>

> I wrote:
>> Sanity check the steps to make sure this is what we want: o rename
>> NET_1_1_0 tag to something else, let's say FOO o tag FOO as
>> NET_1_1_0, this time with the -b flag to make it a branch tag

> I left out "delete the FOO tag" ...

>> If that seems like not a good thing, another option is to tag the
>> NET_1_1_0 snapshot with NET_1_1_0_MAINTENANCE or some such tag for
>> the 1.1 maintenance branch and leave the existing NET_1_1_0 tag
>> alone.

> I forgot to indicate what I favor.  Only because I haven't thought
> of any arguments against it, I favor the first method (change
> NET_1_1_0 to a 'cvs tag -b' branch tag).  The second approach is
> safer because it doesn't run the risk of screwing up anything and I
> don't object to it.  The only con I can think of to the second
> approach is that having two tags with NET_1_1_0 in them may be
> confusing.  I don't think I've ever retroactively branched after
> tagging with CVS (usually, for me at least, branching is
> premeditated), which is why I don't have a strong preference.

> daniel

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