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Source control question


#1

source control question


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ive been using CVS and SVN for years without any problem except for one
situation
i would like to create a branch some folks call it a tag or distro) based on
user-defined criteria e.g.
Date (all files checked in between X and Y)
developers who worked on this branch(angela, nikolas, gordon and stephen)
mods for a particulat client-customer-base - e.g. modifications for

is this possible with FLOSS?
Any links you can suggest on FLOSS features would be greatly appreciated

Thanks!
Martin Gainty


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#3

Hi Roger,

a) Versioning, easily extract any version of the file in
it’s history
CVS, Subversion, Git.

b) Forking, have two developers check out the same file, on
check-in, conflict resolution presented.
CVS, Subversion, Git.

c) Tagging, tag a specific version of a specific file.
This will allow the rebuild of a particular “distribution”
if necessary.
CVS, Subversion, Git.

d) Nested tagging, this will allow a “minor” vs “major”
distribution to be rebuilt.
CVS??, Subversion, Git.
I’m not sure about CVS. Subversion can branch a branch or tag a branch
or branch a tag or tag a tag! Git would simply fork and new fork.

e) Problem tagging, call this “work request” “bug fix”
“whatever”. This feature would allow all associating
files/versions impacted by a specific bug fix to be tagged
so you know they all belong to that issue.
CVS??, Subversion, Git.
Again, I’m not sure about CVS. With Subversion when the fix was
committed, the repository could be tagged and that would show the files
for the whole repository that were at the correct version to fix that
bug. Git is the same, a puch (or whatevr) can be tagged. (I think - I’m
too far from my books!)

f) Reporting, must be able to report on a number of queries
such as pulling up the complete comment history of a single
file, identifying all the files/versions associated with a
specific bug, identifying all files/versions for a specific
distribution, etc.
CVS??, Subversion, Git.

That was probably not all that helpful! Sorry.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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#4

Hi Martin,

ive been using CVS and SVN for years without any problem
except for one situation i would like to create a branch some folks
call it a tag or

distro) based on user-defined criteria e.g.

I think Git can do this, but I’m not 100% certain. Check out a few of
the online books I posted the URLs for earlier. It might help.

With Subversion you tag the repository (or folder or file) but I’m, not
sure you can tag a list of files separately in one go. It’s certainly
not anything I’ve done. I usually tag my releases so it’s everything in
that “project” at that repository version that is tagged and not just
“files edited by Norm” or whatever.

Cheers,
Norm. [TeamT]

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