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Re: simulate labels using tortoiseSVN

From: Jaco Vosloo <jvosloo_at_wesbank.co.za>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 17:06:34 +0200

Simon Large wrote:
> On 12/04/2008, Jaco Vosloo <jvosloo_at_wesbank.co.za> wrote:
>
>> Simon Large wrote:
>>> On 11/04/2008, Vosloo, Jaco <JVosloo_at_wesbank.co.za> wrote:
>>>> Create your project structure as follows:
>>>> +svnroot
>>>> ++ projectname
>>>> +++ trunk
>>>> +++ branches
>>>> +++ tags
>>>> ++++ testing
>>>> ++++ production
>>> ...
>>> If you need a stable branch for testing, by convention you would put
>>> that on a branch, and rather than delete and create a new branch every
>>> time trunk changes you merge changes from trunk to branch.
>>> ...
>>> Normally a tag is a snapshot of (say) trunk at some particular point,
>>> usually a release, and it is named according to the release identity.
>>> The tags directory contains multiple snapshots so that you can easily
>>> see which one refers to a particular released version...
>> Thank you for the reply Simon.
>>
>> I have updated my how-to to reflect your recommended structure:
>> +svnroot
>> ++ projectname
>> +++ trunk
>> +++ branches
>> ++++ testing
>> +++ tags
>> ++++ release-1.00
>> ++++ release-1.01
>> ++++ release-1.10
>>
>> ...
>>
>> The ideal solution would be that I could set a label on a revision and do
>> an "svn update to specific label" and my working copy would be updated to
>> the revision as pointed to by the label.
>>
>
> Labels is an often requested feature, but it has to go into Subversion
> before TSVN can use it, so you are petitioning the wrong list.
>
> As a workaround have you considered using svn:externals? You could
> define a folder called testing which has no content but just has an
> svn:externals property set which calls up a particular revision of
> trunk. Look in the help file for how to use externals.
>
> When you change the svn:externals property to specify a different
> revision, a user who has checked out the testing folder will then get
> the new content on update.
>
> As for unversioned files, there is no way to get rid of those through
> any subversion action.
>
> Simon
Thanks Simon

Externals seems to be a good idea, I will try it as an alternative. I
do not believe that subversion really need to implement labels as it is
already powerful enough to handle any scenario. It is just a matter of
deciding on a way to implement it in the frontend using the existing
functionality i.e. branches or externals or hooks.

Regards
Jaco Vosloo

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