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Re: Dropping Subversion

From: Florian Weimer <fw_at_deneb.enyo.de>
Date: 2004-04-03 22:39:52 CEST

Marc Haisenko wrote:

> 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 ?

Suppose some erroneous code has been discovered, and you have to tell
your customers about it.

In CVS, you see that the defect was introduced in release 1.131, and was
fixed in release 1.157. With good repository maintainance, you can look
at the tags in that interval to compile a list of releases and/or
branches that contain the offending code.

I don't know how important this feature is in practice, though.
Usually, the tags are not as complete and/or correct as one would wish,
so I often ended up using release dates, or even diffing tarballs. 8-(

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