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Re: Symbolic names for revisions

From: Ben Gollmer <ben_at_jatosoft.com>
Date: 2004-04-16 04:42:51 CEST

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 20:13:53 -0500, Nicolás_Lichtmaier <nick@reloco.com.ar> wrote:
> Perhaps the solution is to reduce the "freeness" of the tagging and
> branching scheme. If there was a fixed, enforced naming scheme for tags,
> client interfaces could provide more facilities to the user. But it
> would be against the spirit of Subversion... but.. why not creating some
> way an administrator could write the branching and tagging scheme down?
> Subversion could the provide extra management facilities, like enforcing
> that people can create tags but not commit in them. And tools would be
> able to download this file and use it to provide a much better interface
> to the user.... Just some thoughts...

This has come up on the list before, and I hope it never happens. One of the things that is so
appealing about Subversion is the lack of conventions imposed on the user. If others need policies
concerning tag commits, repository layouts, and so on, scriptify them (and chuck 'em in contrib/ if
you want).

I have trouble believing that people can't make Subversion work for them - it's totally flexible
and scriptable. It seems that old work habits are the main roadblock.

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