[cvsnt] Mergepoints

ncal nkale at calcas.com
Mon Feb 23 20:09:56 GMT 2004

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Thanks! That document helps.

I'm a bit of a newbie, and can't seem to understand the exact steps to
create a branch, make changes, and merge.

Are these the steps?

1. Tag at release time, e.g, RELEASE_03_02112004

2. Checkout(update to) this tag

3. Create a branch called RELEASE_03_02112004-bugfixes-branch

4. Make fix to files

5. Commit files

6. Now I want to merge.

If so, does

cvs update -j RELEASE_03_02112004-bugfixes-branch


What happens when there is a merge conflict? Do I just resolve them, and try
step 6 again?

Another question - now that I've merged, how do I make another fix? Do I
just update to RELEASE_03_02112004-bugfixes-branch, and repeat steps 4,5, 6?

Also, I use WinCVS gui client, how can the merge be performed using it?

Thanks a lot!

"Glen Starrett" <grstarrett at cox.net> wrote in message
news:mailman.171.1068163710.731.cvsnt at cvsnt.org...
> What is a mergepoint, and how does one use it?

I started to write a long reply, so I posted it to the wiki instead.  Others
please feel free to update / correct / clarify my remarks (that's why it's a



Glen Starrett

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