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From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] CVS labeling (was Re: Proposal: community standard library project)
On Tue, Apr 27, 2004 at 11:13:50AM -0700, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> You could collect statistics on how often a given project's CVS
> repository will actually build, and how often it works even if it
> builds, but the latter is a permanent grey area.  What's a showstopper

Of course, there are several erroneous assumptions (not necessarily
yours) that are going into this conversation:

1. That checking out HEAD from CVS will produce the latest development
   version of the software, or a version more recent than the latest
   "release";

2. That HEAD is where development occurs;

3. That HEAD is more volatile than a "release".

cvs does support tagging and branching and I'd think it not too unusual
to have a "main" branch and a development branch, and make new commits
on the main only when devel is ready to release.

> Does CVS have a labeling capability? i.e. mark all files in the
> repository at a certain point, so that files can easily be recalled at
> that point later?  If it's easy to do, then you might cajole open source

It does, and is easy.

-- John

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