Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of BranchPolicy


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11/28/2005 09:36:09 AM (10 years ago)
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jacob
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Replaced this wiki page with the section from the "contributing" document

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    11= Django's branch policy =
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    3 This page outlines how we use Subversion branches for Django development.
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    5 In general, most development should be confined to the trunk, and the trunk should be kept stable. People should be able to run production sites against the trunk at any time.
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    7 Thus, large architectural changes -- that is, changes too large to be encapsulated in a single patch, or changes that need multiple eyes on them -- will have branches dedicated to them. See, for example, the [source:django/branches/i18n i18n branch]. If you have a change of this nature that you'd like to work on, ask on the [http://groups.google.com/group/django-developers django-developers list] for a branch to be created for you.
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    9 We will only branch entire copies of the Django tree, even if work is only happening on part of that tree.  This makes it painless to switch to a branch.
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    11 Developers working on a branch should periodically merge changes from the trunk into the branch. Please merge at least once a week. Every time you merge from the trunk, note the merge and revision numbers in the commit message.
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    13 Once the branch is stable and ready to be merged into the trunk, alert the django-developers list.
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    15 After a branch has been merged, it should be considered "dead"; write access to it will be disabled, and old branches will be periodically "trimmed". To keep our SVN wrangling to a minimum, we won't be merging from a given branch into the trunk more than once.
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    17 === Using branches ===
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    19 To test a given branch, you can simply check out the entire branch. Or, if you've got a working directory you'd like to switch to use a branch, you can use...
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    21 {{{svn switch http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/branches/<branch>/}}}
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    23 ...in the root of your Django sandbox.
     3See http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/contributing/#branch-policy
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