thanks for the response Ernest. I guess i should have been clearer in my inital post. we are using cvs but we don't have a 'well oil machine'. in other words, a set of rules and practices for using cvs in our company. for intance, how is code moved from development to staging. is it:
-manually copied to staging, tested, and after it works checked into cvs
-once working in development, checked in, pulled onto staging, tested.
how is code moved from staging to production. cvs or tar files?
cvs is a tool. most books i've seen treat it like that. none seem to cover a process of using cvs. i am looking for this process/set of best practices.
BTW, i have your book 'jess in action'. very interesting and clearly written. it was nice to read something other than the usual 'monkey code to a database'. it got me excited about rule based systems and reminded me why i majored in computer science.