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May 27, 2003

How Good it Feels to Branch CVS

Last night I branched the modules in our CVS tree after a long period without a branch. I forgot how good it feels to tag the code . . .

We've been living for the past few months with our production running off the main trunk of our CVS tree, no branching (yea, it was not good). It started in December when a good chunk of code needed to move into production, but there was going to be a significant amount of tweaking XSL stylesheets and we anticipated the amount of administrative overhead to work in a branch and merge changes back to the main trunk was more than anyone had time to manage.

Something so reassuring about having a snapshot to fall back on. It was also somewhat insane to think we'd ship off code from the main trunk to other schools.

Posted by mike at May 27, 2003 1:34 PM