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Yet another person contributing to the World Wide Parking Lot... I am a software engineer, blogger, and all around Star Wars nerd.


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comment Choosing the right branching strategy for releases
I like how you term that option. In this case, we're our own customers (in a manner of speaking) so deployment will largely remain in our control. We're also a Scrum shop and expect to have fairly frequent release cycles (e.g. every 2-4 weeks). While we hope to support rolling upgrades, backwards compatibility will only be an issue for as long as it takes to roll-out the upgrades so... minutes maybe. From that sound of it; in your experience; option B may not be the best choice for me. Thanks for the info, very interesting.
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comment Choosing the right branching strategy for releases
@MarjanVenema I'm not so much concerned about the load on the system as the confusion a large number of branches may cause. I’m also a little concerned that changes made in the stack of release branches won't get merged into other release branches that should get them, never mind the mainline. Have you run into these kinds of problems?
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comment Choosing the right branching strategy for releases
@KeithBrings Thats correct, I just tested that and you can indeed branch from a label.
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comment Choosing the right branching strategy for releases
@Keith_Brings This is a really nice summary, thank you. As you already indicated Option C is not really an option since I'm using TFS, but interesting none-the-less.
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