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  • Sorry this is such a late reply... but after your journal entry pointed to your website, and there I saw a CVS link, and I am the cvs guy at my job, I thought I'd read it. Anyway, enough of that tangent. Here goes.

    CVS Best Practices [] is something you probably already have read. If not, I highly recommend it. As I am writting this, I notice it is not version 1.4, and last I read it was 1.3, so it is a working document.

    Also, I found the A.C.M.E. [] website helpful. A.C.M.E. stands for Assembling Configuration Management Environments (for Software Development). Most of this stuff is theory, since "Configuration Management" is usualy a set of tools, and not one huge utility (unless you count ClearCase, but that is a beast left elsewhere).

    At my job I think we are going to go with the branch per release, and fix a bug on a release, and then merge back into the HEAD (unless the bug does not exist in the HEAD branch). The actual process is not in place, and only a small set of developers are using CVS, since we have some old legacy in house CM type system, that just reaks of problems (and has been demostrated to have a ton of them). And there are a bunch of other little balls of wax I won't go into.

    Best of luck.
    • Thanks for the comments, exeunt. I'm not really doing much CVS management these days. I ultimately made a decision, we went with it, and it's working pretty well. I imagine that if I get back into the fray, I'll be checking out your links.