A programming discipline for tracking, storing and retrieving revisions of source code.

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Is there some structured format for drawing source control branching diagrams?

Everyone on my team draws branch diagrams differently, including how branches exit or reintegrate to the parent, how cherry-pick merges are shown, and a host of other aesthetic choices. Is there some ...
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Using conditional feature compilation/inclusion for release versioning

I have been playing with the following idea: commonly when different release series (1.0.x, 1.1.x, development code) of a product are maintained in parallel one uses different branches within a ...
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In 'branch by abstraction', how would one do code review?

My manager recommended I consider the technique of 'branching by abstraction', in which, rather than creating feature branches, multiple developers work in the same version control branch, and ...
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Should I use Git? [duplicate]

Sorry but I fail to understand the concept of Git. So I am developing a project (commercial, closed source). I will, perhaps, one day, look back at the code that I developed a few months ago and see ...
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Appropriate Git workflow for multiple active releases while handling hotfixes

I'm trying to choose a Git workflow that is most appropriate for our product. Here are the parameters: We do a few major releases a year, let's say 10 at the most We have multiple versions of our ...
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Setting up Version Control on my Development Server

I'm looking into the possibilities of integrating Version Control so that me and my team can work on code at the same time without having to worry about overwriting each others work. Previously this ...
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Version control for code that contains student exercises

I have a fairly substantial Python project that I have developed as an educational endeavor. The version of the code that shall be given to students has exercises throughout, in the form of code that ...
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How can I develop a productive Git(hub) branch workflow for an open source project?

I am writing a simple framework that I want to open source just for experience (and fun!). However, it has some cool ideas that could make it grow to a larger project and I want to be ready if that ...
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NuGet Package Restore vs Keeping Everything in a VCS [duplicate]

We're having a big argument here over whether to keep all project dependencies in a VCS (Mercurial, in our particular case) or rely on NuGet restoring them. I'm a strong believer in that everything ...
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Developer Branch vs. Feature Branch [duplicate]

I saw around that development teams usually use source control in one of 2 schemes: Either "Feature Branch", where each feature is developed in a new branch, or "Developer Branch", where each ...
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How to enforce good/better source code control practices?

I suspect that I'm focusing on the wrong problem so I will first describe what I think the problem is before presenting the possibly suboptimal solution I envision. Current Situation: Currently my ...
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What's the purpose of keeping a changelog if everyone uses their VCS properly?

Every VCS that I've seen includes a means (and sometimes requires you) to make a log of what a particular commit does. If this history is being properly kept, what is the purpose of manually keeping ...
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VCS - Better way to change location than pushing to branch?

I work from multiple locations quite frequently, and there's times (16:59 on a Friday for example) when I need to leave quickly with potentially unstable code. Right now I tend to commit and push the ...
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When deploying code to a production server, how are non-source code assets such as images and PDFs managed?

Currently, I am trying to set up deployment procedures and GIT for a group of websites. Code and assets are between 15 and 20GB. The code and related text files are probably closer to 150MB. When ...
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QA and Feature Branches in Web Development

I am trying to introduce to my team a more sophisticated branching model than "commit to master and push". We are a small team of two analysts, three developers and one tester. At the moment, a ...
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How best to version control massive configuration for an application?

Apologies if this doesn't make sense, English is not my first language. I'm working on an application where workflow is split into 'rules' that are defined on several pages of an Excel spreadsheet, a ...
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Managing Database version controlled migrations using a list/table

I'm not much of an expert in the area but I am aware that solutions already exist to managing database migrations in version control, e.g. sqitch and liquibase. However I'm currently planning a small ...
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Is revision control fundamentally at odds with live coding?

Both live coding, and revision control, are very valuable tools when programming. But they seem to have inherently conflicting characteristics. Is it possible to fully benefit from both at the same ...
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Having many versions of an application [duplicate]

Basically the scenario is this: There is one main version of an application but it is modified for each client. The development is usually through the version that is currently worked on All the ...
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Can tags be used as bookmarks under semantic versioning?

Shameless plug: this question is for StackMode – a StackExchange client for GNU Emacs 24+. The product I'm working on, version-controlled with git, is a desktop application with an innately exposed ...
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Is it a good practice to run unit tests in version control hooks?

From the technical point of view it is possible to add some pre/post push hooks which will run unit tests before allowing some specific commit to be merged to remote default branch. My question is - ...
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How Best Can I Use Git When My Employer Uses VSS?

I am going to be working with VSS but I am much more productive and diligent with GIT. I have to fit within the workflow of VSS and keep good history in VSS. The standard work flow here with VSS is ...
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Choosing the right Release management & Branching strategy

I am working on a project wherein we are to use SVN as a source repository and we need to identify a branching strategy. I am aware of branch by release & branch by feature strategies to certain ...
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Managing shared code in source control

Projects A and B both use library project L: Judging by what people have written about it on the web, managing this situation appears to be a headache: ...
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snapshot in git or version control system (vcs) [closed]

I recently started learning/working git. I've gone through some materials but still didn't understand what actually is a snapshot.
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Should test data be checked into version control?

I'm writing some test code for a feature which processes PDF files. The basic idea behind the tests is that I point them towards some PDFs I've selected specially, they process them and I check that ...
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Should private key files be checked-in in git?

In my understanding, git as version control system should track all resources or files that are necessary to build a software version. If a private key file is needed for a server to function ...
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Should I keep JBoss under version control? [duplicate]

Should I keep my JBoss installation under version control so other team members can pull it? Is that common? Configuration changes, module installations etc would be version controlled. I have a ...
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version control (mercurial) access by subproject

I have a central codebase, from which I branch subprojects for each client. Right now I have the central codebase in mercurial repo A and client specific code in mercurial repo B, C, D... etc. I would ...
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Using SVN with multiple developers but without creating branches

I'm a computer science TA working with some students in a senior capstone course (effectively, a consultant for a small team). I met with them to discuss how to use version control, and they're in an ...
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Having unwanted bits in version control history

Consider having a project which you would want to release as open-source. There are parts which you have removed, but still remain in version control history. License of those parts is not ...
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how to manage a release of both sw and config data

in my repository I've got a sw and a cfg(config) folder under trunk, I'm thinking that when I release I'll branch both of these to the releases folder e.g. v1 of my app, with London config data. If I ...
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Version control workflow for semi-bespoke software

I have a web app product (PHP, MySQL) for which I offer a bespoking service. That is, you can buy the main product, which is quite extensive, and then have it customised however you like. This might ...
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Dealing with code that has been written but isn't yet needed

I wrote a class to do something, but then realised that it wasn't needed, as I could optimize existing code to get the speed of execution I needed, rather than integrating the new class in with ...
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Version controlling of a web project

We (2 developers) are developing a cakephp app that is running on a remote server. In NetBeans we both have project set up as "PHP application from remote server". The problem is that whenever one of ...
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How to use github, branches and automatic releases for version management? [closed]

I understand most of the basic Git/Github concepts by now, however I still have trouble understanding the bigger picture. These are some things that I have managed to get working so far: Push ...
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Version Control Options for Shared Network Folder [closed]

The company I work for has no version control. It will never have version control, so a server-based solution is out of the question. Also, our network is extremely slow. Often, it takes a few ...
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Changelog in Comments Versus Source Control Log [duplicate]

Until recently, I have worked on a code base which kept change logs both as a table in the header section of each file and as comments in source control. In practice, only the header comments were ...
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git workflow for separating commits

Best practices with git (or any VCS for that matter) is supposed to be to have each commit do the smallest change possible. But, that doesn't match how I work at all. For example I recently I needed ...
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How do programmers handle several versions of a same program? [closed]

A lot of apps, for instance, have a free version and pro version. Do programmers, when a new update is released, remove lines of code that shouldn't be available in the free version? As for Visual ...
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Dealing with data, when your database is under version control

Currently my database is not under some kind of vcs, we can get deltas but that's about it. I would like to try and make product deployments more automated, and less time consuming. I understand that ...
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How to organize repository branches? [closed]

I am trying to find a way to organize the branches in my repository in a sensible way. I would like the main branch to contain only "clean" commits: features that are (mostly) complete, no superfluous ...
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How come centralized source control solutions don't do branching in place

With centralized source control like Perforce and SVN, when they create a branch, they create a whole new directory. However, git and other distributed source control solutions, in my experience, are ...
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Is it a newbie mistake to avoid branching? [duplicate]

My team is new to versioning and we're trying to keep things simple, as to not overwhelm ourselves with tools-headaches. Also, our product can't be compiled and run locally, so our work is actually ...
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Is the inconvenience about merging in SVN prior to v1.5 obsolete by now when lack of metadata isn't the case anymore?

I'm getting started with SVN and so many sources say that merging is very difficult in SVN as compared to DVCS tools. The most recent questions I could find here on SE are from 2012. Sometimes ...
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Proper sequence of actions for merging using SVN?

I'm totally new to CVCS (SVN specifically). I find that most resources focus very strongly on the command-line commands (irrelevant; we use Windows Explorer + TortoiseSVN) and about structure (e.g. ...
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Develop in trunk and then branch off, or in release branch and then merge back? [duplicate]

Say that we've decided on following a "release-based" branching strategy, so we'll have a branch for each release, and we can add maintenance updates as sub-branches from those. Does it matter ...
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What to do with a long unfinished project? [closed]

I am a programmer hobbyist (self learnt), and once in a while I like to make games and interactive scripts (nowadays mostly in JavaScript for its ease). Sometimes I start long projects that end up ...
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Quantifying the advantages of a modern version control system [closed]

I've worked as a team lead/developer in a large financial enterprise environment for the better part of three years. Our production release process is a nightmare because it revolves around Clearcase. ...
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Should the commit history be used to convey critical information to developers?

During a meeting regarding the rollback of a third-party SDK from the latest version it was noted that the our developers already flagged in the commit history that the latest version should not be ...