On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 1:01 PM, claytoncramer <claytoncramer_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello, there, I am just joining this group. I am working for a state
> agency's IT operation that is a worst practices kind of place. I am
> attempting to drag them into the 1980s, and perhaps from there, into
> the 1990s.
> We currently use MyEclipse 9 for development, with subclipse and
> Subversion for source control. We make NO use of branching; all
> development is on the trunk, and there is no use of tags to keep track
> of revisions of our application. (I could tell you how we develop
> software in detail, but the horror of it all would be too painful, and
> irrelevant to my question.)
> Previously, I have used SCCS, RCS, SourceSafe, and ClearCase, and none
> of these were from inside an IDE, so parts of this process are new to
> me. I have figured out what I need to do to create branches, rebase
> from trunk to branch, merge from branch back to trunk. From inside
> MyEclipse, this was a bit less obvious than I had hoped, but with a
> little experimentation, I have figured it out.
> Now, I have one remaining problem: I can create a tag just fine: right
> click on a package in Package Explorer, Team, Tag, and enter a tag
> name. If I understand tags correctly, they are roughly equivalent to
> a label in ClearCase--they identify a particular collection of
> revisions that are not going to change. Typically, you use tags to
> indicate V1.2, V1.2.1, V1.2.2, V1.3, V2.0, V.2.0.1 and so on. This
> allows you to load a particular version's files into MyEclipse so that
> you can debug version that is now in the field, and is misbehaving.
> Here's my problem: how, in MyEclipse, do I say, "load a particular
> tag's collection of files"? I thought that it might be Team, Switch,
> then browse to a particular tag. But that does not seem to work. I
> can see the repository; I can see trunk, branches, and tags folders in
> that repository. The first time that I browse to the repository, the
> tags folder has a + sign before it, and if I click the + sign to
> expand it, I VERY briefly see the tags--and then they disappear. And
> the + sign before tags folder disappears as well.
Your questions seem more specific to the Subclipse client. You should
probably raise this discussion in the Subclipse users forum where you
can get help from other Subclipse users:
I would want more details about the tags you are creating. It does
not sound like you are making "Subversion tags", which are basically
the same as branches.
Perhaps you are using this special feature that only applies to Subclipse?
This is more of a revision alias feature. The tags you identify with
that feature should still show up as selectable options in the Switch
dialog though. Note that when using this feature the dialog gets a
special branches and tags UI for these aliases that is distinct from
the branches and tags folders that might also appear in the repository
browser. So you would need to expand the right tags grouping to see
Received on 2011-12-30 14:07:30 CET