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RE: Re: Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.

From: Rule, Chris <Chris.Rule_at_tbe.com>
Date: 2005-06-17 18:52:48 CEST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ben Collins-Sussman [mailto:sussman@collab.net]
> Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 10:54 AM
> To: ed.wittmann@fiserv.com
> Cc: users@subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.
>
> On Jun 17, 2005, at 10:29 AM, ed.wittmann@fiserv.com wrote:
> >
> > So I got them to talk about Release numbers in terms of phase and
> > number (2.17, phase 2, release 17) and to let me worry about the
> > revision numbers, and now everyone's happy. All I use the revision
> > numbers for now is to determine what diffs to merge into my release
> > candidate branches, and I gather those based on our issue tracking
> > tool. When I'm done gathering those diffs into my release candidate
> > branch, I tag and move on.
>
>
> This is the key concept. A global repository revision has
> absolutely nothing to do with the "version" of any project
> within the repository. A project needs to invent its own
> release numbering system and stick to it. A changing global
> repository revision is just background noise, handles you can
> use to move around in time, but totally unrelated to the
> software's maturity.
>
> That's why svn, for example, has branches and tags named
> '1.1.x' and '1.1.4'. *Those* are the only labels that matter.
>

Hmmm. Revision numbers are reported under the "Known Bugs" section on
the subversion download site. So there is an interpretation used by the
subversion team that indicates maturity (assuming fixed bugs indicates
more mature). It also seems to be common to treat the revision number as
a build number again making it something more than just background
noise.

It seems to me the revision number absolutly does indicate a version of
a project at a given point in time.

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