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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Other standard types of stream

So far we've looked at mainline and development streams. These are the streams that you're most likely to encounter during day-to-day activities. The streams interface has these additional standard types:

  • Release streams: for managing releases
  • Virtual streams: these partition larger streams for more efficient access
  • Task streams: useful when only a relatively small number of files are likely to be changed

Release streams

Release streams are intended to support releases. Being closer to use by a consumer, release streams are designed to be more stable than mainline streams.

Typically, changes made on a release stream are intended to stabilize or improve quality. These fixes are usually merged back to the mainline so that ...

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