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Re: Unclear: CVS and Subversion repository difference.

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-06-18 16:50:41 CEST

On Jun 18, 2005, at 7:24 AM, Saulius Grazulis wrote:
> In this sence, revision versions _are_ meaningful, and it has
> perfect sense to
> say that "version 1.2 is from revision r4567".

I'm saying that the the revision number alone doesn't tell you
anything. You need to examine the lineage of your tree: what (rev,
path) it came from, and what (rev, path) it was ultimately copied
from, further and furthe back in time. Only then will you know if
you have a certain bugfix or not.

All of this lineage is discoverable via 'svn log -v'. So yes, if you
*know* the lineage, then the single revnum is meaningful. But most
end-users don't know the lineage, only the developers do.

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