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Re: Dropping Subversion

From: Marc Haisenko <haisenko_at_webport.de>
Date: 2004-04-02 12:31:21 CEST

On Friday 02 April 2004 11:58, Marcin Kasperski wrote:
> Dnia pi± 2. kwietnia 2004 06:47, Greg Hudson napisa³:
> > On Thu, 2004-04-01 at 23:44, Nicolįs Lichtmaier wrote:
> > > It seems the company where I work will be dropping its plan
> > > of adopting Subversion company-wide. It seems we'll go with
> > > CVS instead. This is because of the lack of "labels", or
> > > tags "a la" CVS (multiple stamps on arbitrary file/revision
> > > combo).
> >
> > That's an odd reason. It seems like you could create a /tags
> > directory containing a mixed set of components from the trunk
> > just fine.
> No. Subversion way of creating tags via copying is very good for
> branches and very, very poor for tags. For me lack of tags or
> labels is also one of the main stoppers against serious
> subversion use.

I really don't see any point in "tags" other than having names for certain
revisions. Could someone please enlighten me why so many people keep on
insisting that tags are important when the only use in such a feature in
SubVersion would be to have an "alias" for a revision number ?

Marc Haisenko
Webport IT-Services GmbH
mailto: haisenko@webport.de
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