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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-16 15:04:38

"Fernando Cacciola" <fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi People,
> A few months ago I read someone (can't remember who, sorry) recommending the
> use of 2 working copies (one for the head and one for the release candidate)
> instead of swithicng back and forth one and the other.

That's what I'm doing.

> Asumming that is indeed a good idea, can anyone confirm the following
> release procedures?
> "boost/HEAD" is the folder containing the working copy that corresponds to
> the main trunk
> "boost/RC_X_Y_Z" is the folder containg the working copy for the current
> release candidate
> (0) Install the working copies
> cd boost/HEAD
> cvs checkout boost

cd boost
cvs -d:ext:<username> co -d HEAD boost

> cd boost/RC_X_Y_Z
> cvs checkout -r RC_X_Y_Z boost

cd boost
cvs -d:ext:<username> co -rRC_X_Y_Z -d RC_X_Y_Z boost

> (1) Commit local fixes in the head the to main branch (called HEAD in CVS)
> cd boost/HEAD
> cvs commit -m "Committed fixes in trunk" buggycode.hpp

Maybe wait for a regression report to update, to make sure
buggycode.hpp isn't in fact buggy on some compiler you don't have

> (2) Update the release candidate branch
> cd boost/RC_X_Y_Z
> cvs update (no need to specify the branch, as in -r RC_X_Y_Z, in this
> case )
> (3) Merge changes in a trunk since previous merge to branch
> ** still in boost/RC_X_Y_Z **
> cvs update -jmerged_to_RC_X_Y_Z -jHEAD buggycode.hpp
> --> RCS file: /cvsroot/boost/.../buggycode.hpp,v
> --> retrieving revision 1.4
> --> retrieving revision 1.6
> --> Merging differences between 1.4 and 1.6 into buggycode.hpp

Note that there are 2 versions here. Someone may have committed
changes to the trunk that weren't intended for the RC branch without
updating merged_to_RC_X_Y_Z, so inspect the changes and make sure
they're what you meant.

> (4) Commit merged branch
> ** still in boost/RC_X_Y_Z **
> cvs commit -m "Merged fix for problem xyz from trunk to branch"
> buggycode.hpp
> (5) Go back to main trunk
> cd boost/HEAD
> cvs update (no need to physically switch back to trunk adding "-A" in
> this case)
> (6) Move tag to a new merged point
> ** now in boost/HEAD **
> cvs tag -F -c merged_to_RC_X_Y_Z buggycode.hpp
> (7) Repeat as needed

Looks good to me.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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