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Re: Labeling revisions advice sought

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2004-12-29 20:29:08 CET

David Kramer wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out how to do that in subversion. The obstacles I
> see are:
> - I don't want to do an svn copy every day for one of these builds,
> because I think that would make the repository huge. I know it's a
> "cheap" copy, but cheap != free, and 50 or 60 cheap copies of thousands of
> files for every release can add up. I expect it would slow down access
> after a while, too.

That's not really true. When you make a copy of a large directory
containing hundreds of files you're really not copying all the files.
The number of files copied is not meaningful at all in determining how
much space will be used in the repository, it's a constant amount for
each copy, no matter how many files are involved.

> Frankly, my boss is staring at me dumbfounded how svn doesn't support some
> kind of labels like this. I hope I'm missing something. How does
> everyone else associate a particular build with a revision number?

You make a tag, by copying the trunk into your tags directory.


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Received on Thu Dec 30 08:47:04 2004

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