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RE: [TSVN] trying to branch/tag from old revision

From: Charles Doucette <cdoucette_at_cornerstonetech.com>
Date: 2005-03-09 16:27:04 CET

> Charles Doucette wrote:
> > We've been trying to use TortoiseSVN to create a branch
> from an older
> > revision.
> >
> > 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).
> I agree, but this was discussed on the list a couple of weeks
> ago, and Stefan thought it would over-complicate the
> branch/tag dialog.

I disagree with Stefan. Since TortoiseSVN supposedly already offers the
functionality of branching from an earlier revision (since you can right
click on a revision log message and choose create tag from revision), it
would be nice to confirm that you have chosen the revision you meant.
For those of us who didn't know that there was such a context menu item
in the log message window, it would be nice to be able to choose the
revision for the first time.

> > 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
> > directory).
> I assume you are talking about branching from within a WC. On
> the repo browser you can change the revision you are
> browsing. At present, you can only branch on the server (URL
> URL copy) at the HEAD revision, so provided your WC is at
> HEAD, there is no need to change. Of course if your WC is
> backdated to an older rev, then things can go wrong.

Well, actually I was talking about branching on the server with URL to
URL copy.
Specifically, what I had to end up doing with the command line version

svn copy -r 19 http://source/svn/repos/Development

The problem was that I had already moved Development to
trunk/Development; therefore, the source URL was:
and I was unable to change it.

Thanks for the information though!


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Received on Wed Mar 9 16:28:05 2005

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