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Re[2]: Setting head revision number

From: Felix Brack <fb_at_ltec.ch>
Date: 2005-06-17 15:33:23 CEST

Hello Scott,

Well, it's just a one time problem: we delivered a software to our
customer with version 1.0.0.136 (it's in the printed documents of the
software). The last part of the version number (136) is always the
revision number of the repository at the point the software is
released, i.e. I create a tag 1.0.0.136 in the repository at revision
136. This is the way it normally should work.

The problem is (as I said, a one time problem) that I did not put the
software under subversion control, at the beginning of the development
(no time for setup, first project for subversion control, there are
many (or better no) excuses for this silly mistake).

Ok. The software was ready and I needed a version number. I called the
first release 1.0.0.136 with the idea of leaving some 'space' for other
revisions in the repository. That 'space' of revision numbers was
supposed to be 'filled up' quickly, so I could use revision number 136
to create the tag mentioned above. That idea was bad and silly and now
proves to be wrong; my repository is at revision number 86 instead of
being close to 136.

Now I do not want to change our tagging policy or the customers documents,
just because I was too lazy to put the project under subversion control
when we started it (this will _never_ever_ happen again!).

I am not quite sure if what I said makes any sense to you ...

Let me know if you see any other possibility to 'reverse' the mistake I
made. The 'for loop', as suggested by Marc was one of my first ideas,
but it will pollute the repository with meaningless revisions.

(there are days I definitely hate myself ...)

-------------------------
Felix

Scott Palmer wrote:

> On Jun 17, 2005, at 4:58 AM, Martin A. Brooks wrote:

>> Felix Brack wrote:
>>
>>> Let's say, my repository is at revision 85 now and I would like it
>>> to be
>>> at 136 instead of 86 after the next commit; how can I do this?
>>>
>>
>> You can't.

> More to the point, why would you want to?

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