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Re: Tags

From: <hakon_at_ion.no>
Date: 2006-07-08 09:33:16 CEST

> hakon@ion.no wrote:
>>> I think it is important to have some sort of a wizard available to
>>> prevent Repos Admins from making mistakes in the initial repository
>>> layout.
>>
>> A wizard is nice, but it does not solve my issues. I want a better
>> tagging
>> interface, which has to be built-in to Subversion.
> Well, I understand that a wizard doesn't fix all our problems.
>
> When you say "tagging interface". Do you mean that you think Subversion
> has all the necessary support for tagging, but you just don't like the
> way to use it. (too many arguments, URL too long, etc.)
>
> Or do you think it lacks some kind of functionality? Maybe you can think
> of situations that aren't possible at all with the current tag support
> in subversion?

The current Subversion scheme is difficult and too verbose for humans.
(Whether it is 'difficult' is controversial, though.)

For programs it is worse, because there is no built-in concept of a tag.
So Subclipse, for example, must ask the user to find the tags for it,
_then_ it may present the tags through the UI.

But we are not very far from a better solution, the difficult part is
getting everyone to agree on one. :-)

> Btw: I don't want to crush all your arguments and tell you to quit
> complaining, it's just that I don't have that much experience with
> tagging used in company procedures etc. The scenarios I can come up with
> all seem to work in subversion. So I have to have some examples before I
> am able to see what subversion lacks. (And what subversion doesn't quite
> lack, but still is very hard to accomplish.)

Make a program that lists all tags for a project (e.g. given the URL of
the 'trunk').

But my main motivation is not so solve something that cannot be done in
the current scheme, but to make tags a built-in concept for Subversion.
Then everything will fall into place.

Håkon Hallingstad

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