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Re: [wtp-releng] New build and development streams are open for business

Correction ... Nitin has reminded me that due to JSDT's history, the code already has branches in the "3.x" range, so ...
even though its features are at "1.x" range,  the code, and map files will be branched as R3_2_maintenance (instead of R1_2_maintenance as stated in original note).

Nitin has done the branch of the map files, and I will update the build files this evening to use the R3_2_maintenance maps.

From: David M Williams/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS
To: wtp-releng@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 06/17/2010 03:36 AM
Subject: [wtp-releng] New build and development streams are open for business
Sent by: wtp-releng-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

I have set up new builds for WTP 3.2.1 and WTP 3.3.0.

WTP 3.3.0 is represented by the HEAD of the map files, and
WTP 3.2.1 has branched map files, as described below.

I looked for our previous write-up of how/when to actual branch your code ...

in contrast to the maps which always have to be branched for maintenance ...
but, I could not find it on our wiki. Let us know if any of you know where it is.

In brief, while you are doing ONLY maintenance (so maintenance and "next major release"
are the same code) you can develop in only HEAD, but just be sure to release to the branched map files.
You can often "compare" or merge branched map files with HEAD, so they have the exact same version tags

in both map files ... there is not really a need to "release" twice.

And then ... once maintenance and "next major release" code streams start to differ, we have agreed in the
past that code in the same map file, should all be branched together, at the same time, and comments in the map file updated.
This makes it easier for others to "load up" an environment for what ever stream they are working on,
where as if done bundle by bundle, no one can easily figure that out what's what.
[suggestions are welcome ... especially if you write it up on our wiki :)

Let us know if any issues or errors in the branching or build results.


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WTP 3.2.1 map files branched
















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