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Re: Updating a Tag

From: Martin v. L÷wis <martin_at_v.loewis.de>
Date: 2003-06-21 21:35:56 CEST

Philip Martin <philip@codematters.co.uk> writes:

> If one deletes a Subversion "tag" and creates a new one with the same
> name then no history is lost. The old tag is still accessible through
> a revision in which it existed. I'm no CVS expert, but I believe
> moving a CVS tag permanently discards history.

Correct.

> If one did adopt a delete/create approach to tags in Subversion then
> be aware that it will not be possible to "svn up" a working copy
> checkout of the tag when the tag is "moved". Instead it will be
> necessary to use "svn switch" to get the new tag.

Ah, that would be different from the CVS behaviour. Can you think of a
procedure of moving a tag that supports updating, yet still allows to
re-tag from trunk?

If this would involve treating the tag as a branch - no problem with
me, just don't tell the OP :-)

Regards,
Martin

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