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When to Branch in Subversion

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We are a small group, just 3 developers, working on separate parts of the code base.  I'm proposing to check all changes into the main Subversion trunk.  After a release, we can tag the code in case there are any fixes needed to the release, and then begin developing and checking code into the main trunk.

There is a counter argument that all new work should be done in a branch.  I've never heard of working like this.

Is there any reason not to prefer my approach and make all changes to the main trunk.
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This chapter on branching and merging gives a good explanation as to why branching should be used: http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch04s02.html 
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We use Collabnet in the office for my guys and this doc helps new Developers get the idea.
http://blogs.open.collab.net/svn/2007/11/branching-strat.html
What you are questioning sounds like the difference between and unstable vs agile branching system. With the unstable branch system daily builds would identifiy issues more quickly. While an agile approach makes it much more difficult with all the competely channels.
In the end, it depends on your SDLC and what methodologies your company employes.
Cheers,
Hades666
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