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Re: Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-17 20:18:30 CEST

On Jun 17, 2005, at 1:06 PM, Rule, Chris wrote:

> It's on the Release notes for 1.2 under "Known Bugs".
> http://subversion.tigris.org/svn_1.2_releasenotes.html

Sure. The global revision numbers are incredibly useful, because
they're unique names for patches/commits/changesets (whatever you
want to call them.) We frequently close bugs in the issuetracker
with phrases like "fixed by revision 12938." If you know the name of
the commit, you can view the diff from the repository immediately.
It's also useful for performing merges, or anytime you want to
pinpoint a moment in time.

The global revnum is a unique repository state, and it also
represents a unique commit. But it doesn't have anything to do with
the 'maturity' of a single project or file within the repository.

The "Subversion and Changesets" box on this page explains a bit more:


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