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Re: Tags and branches are NOT the same

From: Miha Vitorovic <mvitorovic_at_nil.si>
Date: 2006-03-19 20:37:55 CET

"John Calcote" <jcalcote@novell.com> wrote on 19.03.2006 01:32:01:

> I don't know Julian, it seems conceptually simple to me, according
> to the CVS manual (I'm looking at
> , which is the manual referenced by the gnu.org website for the CVS
> project), tags seem to be just symbolic names for revision numbers.
> Section 4.4 is entitled, "Tags - Symbolic Revisions", which seems to
> convey the very simple three-word definition that I used in my
> original note, which you strongly state is not the case.

As a simple dev-list observer I'd just like to point out, that what I
conceptually like about Subversion project is, that each new feature is
well thought over, carefully designed and well discussed among developers,
and not a collection of hacks simply thrown together to scratch the
currently biggest itch on the users list (there is a name for that, but I
cannot think of it right now).

I said conceptually, because practically there are some features that
everyone agrees need to be added, but their realization is somewhere in
the undetermined future, until some takes on their implementation and
drives forward the discussion. And that, to users and me too, is sometimes
quite frustrating.

In light of that you will probably have to accept, that Subversion will
not have what you want, until someone analyses the problem, presents all
possible use-cases, proposes best solution that would encompass all/most
of them in a developer-sane way, and then draws the interest of the right
developers to implement that (or do that himself).


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