[GRASS5] Splitting GRASS 5 into stable and unstable

David D Gray ddgray at armadce.demon.co.uk
Mon May 8 19:01:16 EDT 2000

Markus Neteler wrote:
> Hi developers,
> from a personal discussion with Bernhard Reiter it
> seems to be a good idea to start branches (hi David!).
> Due to the substancial changes awaiting for us we
> should start a "developers version 5.1.0" very
> soon. Do we need a "branch guide" for this?
> Markus

Hi Markus, developers

I am not an expert on CVS by any means, but from my reading
of the info manuals on branching, that method is suited to
development where there is a gradual change in files and
the directory structure is more or less static. The changes for
Grass 5.1.0 seem to involve major changes to the overall 
directory structure, so perhaps what we really want here is a
separate directory tree for the development branch. (Then you
would work in whichever directory was appropriate).

After that the only changes to Grass 5.0.x would be bugfixes and
possibly additions or deletions of a few high level modules, but
no change to the underlying structure. This would be a bit like
the `frozen' stage, to borrow a term from Debian GNU/Linux.


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