[cvsnt] Re: Branch merging - this seems wrong...

Tony Hoyle tony.hoyle at march-hare.com
Tue Jun 6 14:01:56 BST 2006

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Peter Crowther wrote:

> Example: the Bodington project.  Several institutions develop on Bod,
> often funded by research grants.  The developers don't necessarily have
> commit privileges to HEAD, as policy requires that the code is tested
> before being merged and that's done by a separate merge team.
> Typically, a branch is created for each project, appropriate developers
> are granted commit access, and then it's tested and potentially merged
> in when they declare it's complete.
That's just calling HEAD the testing branch...

I would assume these projects don't interact so they're just using a 
variation on standard promotion.  At no point would the developers have 
a need to merge *from* HEAD (testing) in that scenario.


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