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RE: tagging is too heavy, any alternative?

From: Monks, Peter <peter.monks_at_vignette.com>
Date: 2005-01-10 22:07:52 CET

G'day Robert,

Did you read the sidebar near figure 4.3 in chapter 4 of the
Subversion book [1]?

In summary, copies in Subversion are virtually zero cost, so the
conclusions you've jumped to aren't actually the case.

Cheers,
Peter

[1] http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.0/ch04s02.html#svn-ch-4-dia-3
 
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Sfeir [mailto:yosemitesam@gmail.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 12:53pm
> To: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: tagging is too heavy, any alternative?
>
> Been reading the svn manual, but can't seem to find the answer, and
> perhaps it doesn't exist.
>
> In CVS we used to be able to tag our repository on a certain day when
> we do a release, this effectively acted more like a marker to let us
> know we did something there, and we keep going. In Subversion tagging
> is like branching, except you don't write code to a tag beause then it
> becomes a branch, but it seems that it copies our whole repository
> into the tag part of the subversion repository. This is REALLY heavy
> considering our repository is some 20 gigs, and we do this process 3-4
> times a month.
>
> Is there no other way to put a 'marker' of some type in the head which
> lets us know for example that: "At tag (or marker) 011004 we deployed
> revision 6004", so that at a future point we can check out that
> particular revision, and know that we had the code as it stood then,
> but without having to copy the whole directory.
>
> Thanks
> R
>
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