Release branching (was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Cygwin setup.exe bugfix release 2.510.2.2)

Dave Korn
Thu Sep 8 17:43:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Max Bowsher
>Sent: 08 September 2005 18:34

> A branch is just a special kind of tag, so we might as well just do a
> branch-tag in the first place.

  No, the standard procedure is to create an ordinary tag to use as the
branch-point, and then create a branch tag *based* *on* that ordinary tag.

> Regardless of any other factors, it's nice to have a record in CVS of what
> we released.

  That would be a plain old ordinary tag, then.

> And, there should be no inconvenience beyond the one command to make the
> branchtag.

  I think you're being imprecise in your terminology.  I'd agree we should
tag the tree with a release-number, but there's no need to create a branch
until and unless we ever intend to use it.

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