[cvsnt] Branch creation takes a long time

Rick Martin rsmandcam at _NO_SPAM_sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 6 22:15:56 BST 2007

On Fri, 6 Apr 2007 14:15:31 -0300, Gerhard Fiedler wrote:

> Rick Martin wrote:
>> Don't want to steal the OP thread, but what would you consider to be a LOT
>> fo branches?
>> I work for a manufactoring company and due to the software design we do an
>> official release every two weeks to the factory floor. I'm creating a
>> branch for each of these and then creating a tag if we need to release a
>> bug fix on the build branch. This creates a fair number of branches and
>> tags. Too many?
> I'm not sure I understand your procedure correctly, but couldn't you tag
> these official releases, and only branch this tag later if you actually
> need to do some bug fixing? Assuming that fixing bugs in an official
> release is the exception rather than the rule, this would cut down quite a
> bit on the number of branches.
> Gerhard

Hi Gerhard,

Yes, we can set a tag. In fact I do so we can see the starting point of the
branch easily. However, it's not just bug fixes. The design of the software
requires coding changes for things that really shouldn't be in code (don't
even get me started on that topic). So most releases have partial updates
before the next release. Hopefully, some redesign work will get done and we
can reduce the partial releases.


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