Using CVS

Using CVS

This section applies only to packages using CVS at

Include the $Id$ CVS keyword in each file. As each file is edited, add this tag if it's not yet present (or replace existing forms such as "Last Modified:", etc.).

The rest of this section assumes that you have basic knowledge about CVS tags and branches.

CVS tags are used to label which revisions of the files in your package belong to a given release. Below is a list of the required and suggested CVS tags:

Only the RELEASE tag is required, the rest are recommended for your convenience.

Below is an example of how to tag the 1.2.0 release of the Money_Fast package:

By doing this you make it possible for the PEAR web site to take you through the rest of your release process.

Here's an example of how to create a QA branch:

The QA_2_0_0_BP tag is a "branch point" tag, which is the start point of the tag. It's always a good idea to start a CVS branch from such branch points. MAINT branches may use the RELEASE tag as their branch point.

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