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Re: [TSVN] tag history

From: Matthias Wächter <matthias.waechter_at_tttech.com>
Date: 2005-10-05 19:00:59 CEST

Stefan K√ľng schrieb:
> [...] - we couldn't get the information when e.g. a tag is
> created from a branch because we don't get that information by showing
> the log of trunk.


I think that's due to one of the most severe misconceptions of SVN, not
distinguishing a tag (should be: bidirectional link/copy read-only) from
a branch (should be: bidirectional link/copy read-write) from a copy
(unidirectional copy). Not to mention that revision numbers must be used
as part of a tag to be really precise. Related to this issue is the
exclusion of tag/branch/copy operation from the "svn:external" property

Of course it eases development of SVN and allows a lot of 'new' concepts
within a project not possible with CVS. But handling tags/branches the
way I described would require an adaption of the subversion client, the
server as well as the database backend structure which means currently
the VC system can't handle it correctly out-of-the-box.



- Matthias

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