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Re: Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.

From: John Waycott <javajohn_at_cox.net>
Date: 2005-06-17 16:01:54 CEST

Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:

>
> On Jun 16, 2005, at 8:56 PM, Ron Gilbert wrote:
>
>>
>> True, but then you have the version number issue. I don't want all
>> my projects jumping up a version number when they are 100% unrelated.
>
>
> This isn't a problem; you just imagine to be. Lots of subversion
> newbies think that it matters, and it just doesn't. Here's a FAQ
> about it:
>
> http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#globalrev
>
> Seriously, just try it out. When the global revision increases, it's
> a meaningless thing.
>
Yes, even the CVS gurus say you should not really pay much attention to
file revisions. You are supposed to use tags.

I've had problems explaining this concept to our developers (PVCS and
CVS users). The one explanation they seem to understand is to think of a
repository revision as a tag; Once they understand this, they really
like it because they realize that the policy we had of tagging CVS every
time you branch or merge isn't necessary anymore. The /tags directory
can then be used for those tags that are truly important to the project.

John Waycott
Hypercom Corporation

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