Sean Laurent wrote:
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> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 11:21 am, Hugo Heden wrote:
>> Ok. I guess the user community does not apply enough pressure on the
>> developers here. Thanks for answering!
>> Is the request illogical in some way? Should the
>> "A-tag-is-nothing-but-a-copy"-model suffice in all cases? Or is the
>> feature just very boring to implement?
>> Yes, we are using textfiles (so far only manually edited, roughly one
>> for each project document "package") for this labeling purpose.
> Hi Hugo,
> I'm replying off-list because I don't want to watch another flame war...
But good that this ended up on list anyway, because it's not as incendiary
as apparently thought, and contains some things that need to be discussed.
> I don't think the problem is that the user community isn't applying enough
> pressure... it's more that a very vocal portion of the community doesn't
> to want labels.
> Observe the "RE: Roadmap for 1.1" thread:
> You will notice that very rapidly a few people jump in and claim either
> tags accomplish the same thing or that any such idea could/should be
> implemented in a GUI instead.
> Labels are definitely something I'm interested in, although I don't have
> myself to make such a significant change to Subversion. If you have any
> suggestions on how to hold a more productive conversation on the mailing
> list, I would love to hear them!
It's not "don't want labels" - it's "don't want something that's almost, but
not completely, like an existing feature, unless we are 100% certain that
there is no way to extend the existing feature to do what is required".
I.e., it's all about maintaining a well-structured consistent design.
If I understand correctly, the main reason for wanting labels is to be able
to look at a file, and see the tags set on it. This could be provided using
the existing tags, and a better way to view copy history, and this would be
much more coherent with the rest of Subversion's feature set.
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Received on Tue Jan 18 20:17:32 2005