[Biococoa-dev] BioCocoa CVS (was: RE: Base test)

Peter Schols peter.schols at bio.kuleuven.ac.be
Mon Aug 16 02:04:48 EDT 2004

This seems to be the way to go (and the reason why CVS branches have 
been invented).

Since the new BioCocoa structure will give rise to all future BioCocoa 
versions, I guess it makes sense to create a branch for the 1.5 version 
(the existing version) and keep the new alpha code in the main trunk. 
We could be even more cautious by creating a separate alpha branch and 
only move the alpha branch code to the main trunk if it has been 
tested. I wouldn't worry too much about "innocent downloaders", I guess 
most of them will just download the Biococoa15.zip at 
http://bioinformatics.org/biococoa/ which contains the current (stable) 
code and will only be replaced if we have another stable build based on 
the new structure. On the other hand, developers wanting to join the 
project will download the latest CVS version and they will get the 
latest (alpha) code, as intended. In later stages of development, it 
would be wise to create separate branches for major changes or for 
people who want to experiment with some new features.

>> Let me start by a very general comment, perhaps we should either put 
>> our work in a separate directory or provide some read me files for 
>> "innocent" downloaders of BioCocoa that find a lot of alpha code now 
>> of a sudden instead of the relatively stable version Peter left 
>> before we started. At least some comments in the read me file would 
>> be elegant. Perhaps Peter do you want to do that?
> We can make a CVS branch for that.

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