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Re: Tags -> repository configuration

From: Mattias Engdegård <mattias_at_virtutech.se>
Date: 2006-07-03 23:20:40 CEST

Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no> writes:

>Another problem is that subversion UIs, such as eg. subclipse, have to
>guess at the directory structure chosen for the tags if _they_ would
>like to offer a friendlier interface to tags and branches

To expand on this: While subversion elegantly allows tags and branches
to be organised hierarchically, there is no way a tool can infer this
from the layout (consider "/frobulator/tags/releases/7.2" where the
tag is "releases/7.2").

Local conventions is the only recourse here, like adding magic
properties to directories in tags/ and branches/, but this reduces the
commonality that makes standard tools useful - no good if everyone
have to write their own log browser, IDE plug-in, etc.

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Received on Mon Jul 3 23:21:48 2006

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