[development] dev release of contrib module using CVS HEAD

David Cohen drupal at dave-cohen.com
Wed May 5 23:17:00 UTC 2010

If I get what you're saying, I can create the DRUPAL-6--3 branch, then
when the time comes create the DRUPAL-6--4 branch off of that, and so
on.  It will have a bizarre effect on the version numbers, making them
unnecessarily long, but I guess most people wont notice that.  And the
HEAD branch will just be left as is till the end of time (or end of
drupal cvs which will hopefully be soon).

But even still, there is now a 2.x dev release being created from the
HEAD branch which conflicts with the DRUPAL-6--2  branch, and I have no
way to prevent that release (HEAD) from being built.

I can't be the only one to have encountered this.  How do other contrib
developers deal with it?


On Wed, 05 May 2010 10:49 -0700, "nan wich" <nan_wich at bellsouth.net>
> I'm sure Derek will correct me if I am wrong. You should go ahead and
> create the DRUPAL-6--3 branch (but no tags), then the -dev from HEAD will
> go to that.
> Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP
> Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L.
> King, Jr.
> ________________________________
> From: David Cohen <drupal at dave-cohen.com>
> To: development at drupal.org
> Sent: Wed, May 5, 2010 12:48:28 PM
> Subject: [development] dev release of contrib module using CVS HEAD
> I maintain a contrib module with multiple branches in drupal.org CVS.
> Until recently, my HEAD branch corresponded to the 2.x release.
> Now, I've created a DRUPAL-6--2 branch for the 2.x release.  HEAD is now
> 3.x.
> My problem is that drupal.org gives me no way to change the version
> associated with the HEAD branch.  Right now, my project page offers two
> releases both called "6.x-2.x-dev".  One of those should be 6.x-3.x-dev.
> How can I change it?
> (Replies should probably go to this forum post: 
> http://drupal.org/node/789978)
> Thanks!

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