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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-04 20:35:58

on Fri May 04 2007, Douglas Gregor <> wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-05-02 at 18:30 -0400, Beman Dawes wrote:
>> That isn't at all what I had in mind. Rather, a release, say 1.35 would
>> start with the previous release - 1.34 in this case. Developers, who
>> have been working in devel (which is equivalent to the old HEAD),
>> branch/tag their code at the point they think it is OK as "stable". Then
>> when it comes time to do a release a script run by the release manager
>> tries to merge code for the library from "stable" to the release
>> candidate branch (working in library dependency order, with cycles
>> broken when necessary).
> I'm a bit confused... is "stable" a branch, or just a way to refer to
> certain points in the development of a library?

What's the difference (in the SVN world)?

Dave Abrahams
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