Version Control

Posted by Piers Cawley on Sep 9, 2005

The trouble with version control systems is that, if you’re not careful, it’s almost as bad as having no version control at all. I’m currently juggling about 4 active branches of typo: the local development branch, the production branch and a couple of branches that isolate some of the local changes so I can make clean patches for the typo developers.

So far, I’ve managed to upload about 5 patches, and I’m still not sure if the patches that are up on the Typo tracker are sane. And back porting the clean new system’s been a complete nightmare.

Still, it could be worse. I could be still trying to understand the inner workings of Moveable Type.