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Re: Subversion, decentralized version control, and the future.

From: Danny van Heumen <danny.vanheumen_at_hccnet.nl>
Date: 2007-07-06 23:59:58 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Roy Franz" <roy.lists@gmail.com> writes:
>> I hope that as Subversion continues to mature that these issues will
>> be addressed.
>> I think that many users expect a version control system to care about
>> the concepts of branches and tags, even if the underlying
>> implementation doesn't care.
> Couldn't have said it better. Thanks, Roy, that was a much-needed
> description of how our branches look from the user's point of view.

What bothers me most is the fact that, at the moment, 'tags' and
'branches' are "the thing".
(I'm looking at this from a point of view where 'branches' and 'tags'
are just ways of working with existing data for i.e. stabilizing an

But what if tomorrow some VCS invents something new? I do acknowledge
the fact that there's a great need for a user interface that makes
tagging/branching easier, quicker and shorter (length of the command) to
do. But I don't think it should be something to implement in the main


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