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RE: Re: I miss tags

From: Ray Johnson <Rayj_at_ingenio.com>
Date: 2004-09-23 19:33:39 CEST

The main issue for me is just having something "human rememberable".
For example, if I cut a branch for version 2.1 of our software a common
operation will be to determine what changed from the change. If a
revision could have a textual description then you could do something
like:

svn diff -r release21:HEAD http://svn/CodeBase/trunk

Instead I have to research what the revision number for the 2.1 release
was and use that number.

Ray

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Mathis [mailto:bmathis@directedge.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 9:56 AM
To: Labanca, Rick
Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
Subject: Re: I miss tags

Labanca, Rick wrote:
> Real tags, anyone ask for those?
>
> When I merge from branch X to branch Y, in cvs I would tag that last
> place in X I came from. So then next time I only merge diffs from that

> tag to the head.
>
> It seems to me it would be handy to have tags which are no more than
> aliases for a revision. Why do all that copying to a fake tag
> directory when all you need is this?
>
> This comes from me wanting to keep a little text file around with a
> revision number of where I last merged, which isn't really a solution
> for multiple developers to keep track of.
>
> Just a thought, still digesting subversion coming from cvs. I'm still
> unfortunately in the tolerate stage, it's been more work to use, but a

> lot of that has to do with subclipse.
>
> Rick

The only difference between "real tags" and "all that fake copying" is
your own concept of what's going on. They both operate in exactly the
same way. A copy only takes up "1 unit" of the repository and are
exactly what you're asking for, aliases for a revision, it does not
duplicate all the files. A "real tag" would also have to be stored in
the repository, except in svn it's simply part of the file hierarchy.

PS: Devs, maybe we need a "svn tag" command, that's just an alias to
"svn copy" :).

--
Brian Mathis
http://directedge.com/b/
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