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Re: Subversion Vision and Roadmap Proposal

From: Mark Mielke <mark_at_mark.mielke.cc>
Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 16:39:08 -0400

On 04/09/2010 02:31 PM, B Smith-Mannschott wrote:
> What I still don't know is this: how would "true tags" behave, if
> Subversion had them? What problems would that enable me to solve more
> conveniently than I can now?
>

I don't know what the original poster meant - but something to consider:

DVCS systems like GIT let one use the "branch" or "tag" as a version
identifier. For example, I can say "set me to the version of
component/trunk that was tagged with 2.0.1". I don't think you can do
this in Subversion - or not as one step anyways.

In fact, I've found it a bit difficult to reliable say "what revision of
trunk was this tag created from?" I think the information is in the
copy-from attribute in the underlying FSFS commit, but the last time I
tried to get access to it, I was unable to find it.

Branch is similar. If I want to set to the point on trunk at which
branches/2.0 was branched, how do I do this?

In GIT, it's just "git checkout master", "git reset --hard branches/2.0".

Is there some part of Subversion that would give this capability that I
have missed?

Cheers,
mark
Received on 2010-04-09 22:39:40 CEST

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