Udev in b6_0: to be or not to be

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Jun 1 23:39:39 PDT 2004

DJ Lucas said the following on 02-06-2004 08:20:
> Well I'm not yet familliar with subversion, but it just seems more 
> logical to me that way.

Subversion is really great; we use it at our company to maintain dozens 
of "branches" from an OSS product which we customize for clients. The 
trunk represents the latest stable release of the product, and the 
branches are used to track our own changes. We can merge a new release 
into each branch and share customizations among different branches. It's 
working really well here.

We can use a similar thing for LFS, except we'd start with two branches 
(unstable & testing) and branch & tag them as necessary. A branch is in 
Subversion nothing more then a read-write copy of the original with 
preserved history. A tag is the same thing, except its read-only. We can 
branch unstable if we need to add a new gcc, and we can branch testing 
to pull that gcc. Merging changes is really easy, essentially a two-step 
proces (merge & commit). A new LFS release is then a tagging of the 
testing branch.

We'll have to let go of the concept of version-driven releases though 
(such as with the current tagging policy of branches in CVS), and focus 
on content instead of label.

Jeroen Coumans

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