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From: Johan Nilsson (r.johan.nilsson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-29 09:47:14

David Abrahams wrote:
> on Mon Aug 27 2007, "Johan Nilsson" <>
> wrote:
>> Michael Caisse wrote:
>>> Johan Nilsson wrote:
>>>> As I understood it, there will be a single "relase candidate"
>>>> _branch_, used for the "ever-available stable build". The
>>>> individual release candidates would still need to be separately
>>>> tagged for "official" release candidates.
>>> Release candidates are a *branch/copy* :
>>> and my assumption from reading is that they are locked when made
>>> available as a *release*.
>> If that's the case, I stand corrected. Doesn't really make sense to
>> put them under "tags" if they are branches, though.
> You make a release branch, then you make a copy of that branch in
> tags/ for each release candidate.

I just read up on the SVN docs at and realized
that there's no real difference between tags and branches - just a matter of
naming and usage conventions, I guess. Good to see that SVN's adapted the
Perforce notion of lazy branching (i.e copying).

I guess this is a bit OT, but any ideas of when (and if) SVN will support
the smart branching/integration/merging capabilities of Perforce?

/ Johan

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