[p4] User initiated Codeline Freezes

Roy Smith smith_roy at emc.com
Sun Aug 26 16:51:18 PDT 2007


On Aug 26, 2007, at 5:34 PM, Chuck Karish wrote:

> For one of the teams I support the compromise to this is to start  
> an advisory
> code freeze on the main line at the pre-announced deadline, and  
> open the
> main line back up after the continuous build-and-test system  
> produces clean
> results that include the last changelist submitted before the  
> deadline.
>
> As soon as we see the clean results we announce that the freeze is  
> lifted
> and we down-integrate to the release branch from the changelist at  
> which
> the clean build and test were done.

What is the advantage of doing this compared to just branching at the  
deadline?

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