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Re: Using activities for branching

From: Werner Donné <werner.donne@re.be>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 09:10:20 +0200
Message-ID: <44278FDC.4050601@re.be>
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Cc: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org

Thank you again Geoff.



Geoffrey M Clemm wrote:
> Werner wrote on 03/24/2006 12:49:10 PM:
>> I have trouble understanding how activities can be used effectively
>> for branching purposes. When one makes branches in a version history
>> this usually leads to a tree with different lines of descent.
> Yes.
>> As far as I see it is not possible to have work going on in different
>> branches at the same time, because in a version history there can only
>> be one checked-out version, which stems from the fact that a VCR has
>> at most one checked-out version.
> There are an arbitrary number of VCR's for a given version history
> (at most one per workspace though), so there can be an arbitrary number
> of concurrent checkouts from a single version history (or a single
> version, for that matter).
>> Workspaces are of no help here, because you would have to introduce
>> a new VCR with an independent version history.  There is no permanent
>> link between that version history and the one the workspace was created
>> from.
> You can use the VERSION-CONTROL method with a version as an argument
> to create a VCR for an existing version history.  Also, you can use the
> BASELINE-CONTROL method with an existing baseline, to create a whole bunch
> of VCR's for a whole bunch of existing version histories.
>> With workspaces one can't "grow" branches on an existing version
>> history. Once a workspace is gone its version history is gone as
>> well.
> Deleting a workspace has no effect on any version or on any version
> history; in particular, deleting a workspace does not delete any versions
> or version histories.
> Cheers,
> Geoff

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