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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-07-16 06:00:18

"Johannes Brunen" <jbrunen_at_[hidden]> writes:

> At our company we use a slightly different approach. We have two development
> streams, which we call 'Master' and 'Release'. At some time, when we are
> releasing a version from our main development branch ('Master'), we just make
> a copy of the current 'Master' state and check it into a different source
> control database ('Release').
> Bug fixes will be added into the 'Master' and into the 'Release'
> branch. However, new functionality and interface changes are only
> added into the 'Master'.

Presumably that's exactly what we're doing with branches.

> Of course it is a little bit more work to add the bug fixes into two
> seperate RCS.

So why not simply branch instead? It's better than making a whole
new copy.

> But this way, we are able to bring bug fix releases to
> our clients whenever there is a demand for it. Additionally, it then
> is possible to make complete structural changes to the 'Master'
> without concernig about the 'Release'.

There's no reason to use a separate CVS for this. I guess if you're
using RCS you might not be able to do it; I don't recall whether it
supports branching directly.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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