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A branch is like a puppy

Eric Sink (founded the AbiWord project, software developer at SourceGear):

Best Practice: Don’t be afraid of branches. If you’re doing parallel development, let your source control tool help. That’s what it was designed to do.”

„Best Practice: Keep a „basically unstable” trunk. Do your active development in the trunk, the stability of which increases as you approach release. After you ship, create a maintenance branch and always keep it very stable.”

Best Practice: Don’t create a branch unless you are willing to take care of it. A branch is like a puppy.”

Read the full article here:

http://www.ericsink.com/scm/scm_branches.html