Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask
 
PerlMonks  

Re^2: [OT] Best Use of Subversion Branches in Perl Development

by hossman (Prior)
on Feb 02, 2007 at 07:59 UTC ( #597902=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: [OT] Best Use of Subversion Branches in Perl Development
in thread [OT] Best Use of Subversion Branches in Perl Development

First, remember that "trunk" is just another branch in Subversion, and it has no significance whatsoever, so admonitions to be on a branch rather than on "trunk" are meaningless. What they're trying to say is, "Don't do your development work in the stable branch."

So, so true ... the most general way i can think of to express the sentiment is: "commit to a branch that is no more stable then the changes you are commiting"

  • if the "head" is an extremely stable line of code, only commit to it once you are confident your changes are fairly stable and won't need any more tweaks
  • if the "head" is where lots of iterative development is going on, then commit to it early and often


Comment on Re^2: [OT] Best Use of Subversion Branches in Perl Development

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://597902]
help
Chatterbox?
and the web crawler heard nothing...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others romping around the Monastery: (8)
As of 2014-12-21 19:45 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?

    Is guessing a good strategy for surviving in the IT business?





    Results (107 votes), past polls