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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Other branching patterns

So far we've covered the most common branching pattern that you are likely to use in your day-to-day work. If you have understood what we've covered so far, then you have a fundamental understanding of all branching patterns as they all have similar characteristics. In this section, we'll help you understand those characteristics and then we'll use that information to cover some additional patterns that you're likely to encounter.

Note

The patterns discussed in this section are part of the mainline model. The mainline model is a time-tested method for supporting project development.

Characteristics of a branching pattern

When all is said and done, branching patterns can be characterized with answers to a relatively small set ...

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