Nice Version Control

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very basic and generic guidelines for working with others using a revision control system:

update your working copy before modifying anything

always diff before you commit, to avoid committing anything unintentionally

write accurate, meaningful and ideally concise commit messages.

commit smaller, logically grouped changes together- this makes it easier to revert a specific change without reverting unrelated stuff, too.

avoid conflicts when possible by knowing who's working on what parts

when implementing major changes, check in with others working on the project

try to implement major changes in a branch first

keep branches in sync, to make it easier to merge back into mainline

for more information about specific revision control systems at freegeek:

CVS_for_coders Subversion_for_Coders