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From "Dominique Devienne" <>
Subject RE: Ant 1.6.3 [was status report on the PMC list]
Date Wed, 25 Aug 2004 13:45:49 GMT
> From: Conor MacNeill []
> The choices I see for branch management are:
> 1. Keep going the way we are now - i.e. applying changes to both HEAD
> and the active branch.
> 2. Keep going as we do now but make sure branches are shorter lived.
>    impact of this would be to have fewer micro releases and more minor
> releases. i.e. instead of Ant 1.6.3, we would go from HEAD and call it
> Ant 1.7 even though it may not contain any significant new features.

Semi-automated repeated CVS merges between branches are very prone
to issues. Manual merges are prone to the human error factor too ;-)

Another more controversial alternative would be to use a CM tool
with better merging abilities, and Subversion comes to mind of course.
>From the little I've read, it seems that SVN does merges better, without
the need for tags, thanks to its global versioning of the whole repo.

Is there an official line of the ASF about SVN? And are there any
Apache projects which have switched to SVN? Just wondering, --DD

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