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Re: Tags and branches are NOT the same

From: Danny van Heumen <danny.vanheumen_at_hccnet.nl>
Date: 2006-03-19 16:18:19 CET

Vincent Starre wrote:
> Still afraid of this issue due to the hugge thread is spawned last time,
> but I _still_ feel it was unresolved last time. Each of my posts asking
> for a breakdown of "what is currently difficult in the current system"
> and "proposals for how to extend the current system" went ignored. I
> would still love to see that, because I really do think there are some
> use-cases which could be helped out.

I second that.
I would really like to see all the facts gathered too. (And because this
discussion has been raised many times, I think a lot of people would
want it to.)
I didn't respond until now because I'm currently too busy to add
anything useful, but now I can :P

My view on this case is that there are several different concepts/views
on tags and how to implement them.
With that, people start to complain about each other's approaches and
how it doesn't help with their problems/tasks.

So I think we have to agree about some things first:

1. What is the view of the programmers on tags and how to implement
them? (This allows all the readers to check and correct their view on
SVN-tags.) --> This is because I think that some people don't see the
full extent of the SVN way of implementing tags (or maybe I just don't
see the full extent of CVS tags :P)

2. What different kind of situations do we have for using tags and how
should one implement them with SVN-tags.
And what lacks in current approaches.
(This *will* produce (a lot) of discussion, so be careful :P. Every
situation in it's own sub-thread ofcourse, we want to keep a structured
discussion and keep everything together).

3. Proposals for how to extend the current system.
By using the discoveries of 2 we can think of some solutions (and
there's probably more than one way to solve these lackings) and think
them out.

And last but not least: I think there should be someone who keeps an eye
on things. We don't want discussion about one approach against another.
We just want to create a clear view of what is, what isn't and what can
become. (This will inevitably become a big thread)

@Vincent: It's still your idea. I just wanted to deepen things out a bit :P

Danny

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