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Re: why tagging?

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-09-22 19:07:35 CEST

"kychan" <kychan@utas.edu.au> writes:

> I'm just thinking "why tagging". I know a tag in svn is sort of a
> copy of a particular revision. But I don't want this happens, all I
> want is to "mark" a particular revision as "something" (e.g. release
> 1.1.2b), and the repo should be getting bigger in size which is
> unnecessary I think.

If you copy directory, your repository will only get barely bigger.
But that said, the feature you are asking for (which in my mind is
called "revision labelling") is a common request, and I think a good
feature to have. You can today set a custom property on your revision
that says, "My neat-O kychan-summoned name is BLARG". It's just that
harvesting that information from the repository after-the-fact is a
trifle difficult.

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