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Swerrgy Smith
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Hi all,

Could anyone tell me the difference between two actions "Tag as Version" and "Create Branch" when we use Eclipse to work with CVS server?

Thank you very much.
 
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Tag as version creates a tag. Create as branch creates a branch and optionally creates a tag.

I realize I use the words in the question to answer it, so a little more definition.
  • tag - just a label. A point you can reference later. (you can also create a branch from it later)
  • branch - a stream of development that you can write to. HEAD is a built in branch.
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    Swerrgy Smith
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    Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Tag as version creates a tag. Create as branch creates a branch and optionally creates a tag.

    I realize I use the words in the question to answer it, so a little more definition.
  • tag - just a label. A point you can reference later. (you can also create a branch from it later)
  • branch - a stream of development that you can write to. HEAD is a built in branch.


  • Hi, thank you for your reply.

    If I am using HEAD version, then I create a tag called TAG_VERSION_1, then I create a branch called BRANCH1 and work on this branch for a while, then I choose "Team -> Switch to Another Branch or Version" and choose TAG_VERSION_1. After this final action I'll work work on HEAD or with BRANCH1?

    Thank you.
     
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    Neither. You will be working on a readonly static snapshot. if you try to commit at that point, it will complain that you are not pointing to a branch.
     
    It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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