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SVN Essentials 2

Most of what a developer needs to know about SVN is covered in SVN Essentials.   However, if you are a project lead, and responsible for a project with multiple releases, you might need to also knows these details about branching and tagging. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Coding, practice


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#15 Branch Handling with Fixes

This is really a management issue, not a coding issue. In short: when a bug is fixed on a branch, it should be at the same time (or immediately after) fixed in the trunk. The logic should be obvious, but I found out recently that some development teams are NOT following this guideline.This post is an attempt to lay out the logic of why a software development team must follow this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 20, 2011 in practice



#13 Always Replicate Fix to the Trunk

We try to avoid having multiple versions of a product under maintenance at a time, but every product shipped to real customers has to offer support of the version that the customer has.  This post offer guidance around handling of bug fixes in a multi-branch development environment. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on October 16, 2011 in practice