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Re: Subversion "labels" vs. "tags"

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-05-24 01:51:42 CEST

David Weintraub wrote:
> used Perforce, ClearCase, StarTeam, VSS, RCS, SCCS, and more version
> control systems than I care to remember. I like a lot of the basic
> concepts of Subversion, and decided to try it out at my new position
> since I was allowed to choose the VCS we got to use.

I'm glad you said this. I now know that you are very familiar with version
control concepts and so the feature that you are asking for that you call
"labels" is probably really useful. (To begin with, I thought you were a newbie.)

[...]
> However, it's still obvious that Subversion is fairly young and is
> still trying to work out a few kinks. Labels are one item. Having a
> way to find information without parsing through the log output is
> another. Being able to do a "remove version" and "remove element" is
> another [...]

Please remember, when you use words like "labels", "remove version" and "evil
twins", that you know what you mean but I don't.

By the way, you can find lots of information without parsing through the log
output.

> I'm also still working my way around Subversion. When I rename a
> file, is Subversion realy adding it and dropping it, or does
> Subversion understand renaming? If it adds and drops the file, how
> does it track history? If it allows for true renaming, does it have a
> problem with evil twins? How well does Subversion handle merging? I
> seem to have problems merging when the directory itself changes.

As you learn about Subversion you will discover the answers to most of those
questions. Then you will be able to say how the feature you want is better
than what Subversion currently provides.

I look forward to having your help.

- Julian

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