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[TSVN] trying to branch/tag from old revision

From: Charles Doucette <cdoucette_at_cornerstonetech.com>
Date: 2005-03-08 23:34:50 CET

We've been trying to use TortoiseSVN to create a branch from an older
We have a few issues with the branch/tag dialog:
1. Feature request: Explicitly specify a revision number
        It would be very nice/helpful if you could explicitly specify
the source revision in the branch/tag dialog.
        This is especially misleading if you get the dialog after
right-clicking in a directory log and choose create tag from revision.
        (you can't confirm that you selected the right version and/or
modify it).
2. Feature request - override the source directory:
        Since the directory structure might change, it would be nice if
you could explicitly fill in the source
        (although it would still be nice if it defaulted). For example,
we didn't create a trunk directory and move everything under trunk
        until today (but the old revision wasn't below a trunk
3. User confusion: What exactly does "Create branch/tag directly on
the server" mean?
        There is a check box saying whether or not to make the copy
directly on the server. This is confusing.
        According to the command line version of Subversion, there are 4
use cases:
        a) svn copy WC URL
        b) svn copy URL1 URL2
        c) svn copy URL WC
        d) svn copy WC WC
        I assume checking copy directly on server means b) and leaving
it unchecked means a).
        The other question related to question 1 is if it is copying WC
to URL - does it use the revision of the current WC or the head
        (I already asked this in the Subversion users list).
For now, we've given up trying to do this task with TortoiseSVN and
we're trying to use the command line version instead (b).
Received on Tue Mar 8 23:36:18 2005

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