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RE: Re: per-project version numbers - a way to support them? (without changing Subversion!?)

From: Johnson, Rick <JohnsonR_at_gc.adventist.org>
Date: 2005-09-19 13:32:48 CEST

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Palmer [mailto:scott.palmer@2connected.org]
> Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 1:37 PM
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> Subject: Re: per-project version numbers - a way to support
> them? (without changing Subversion!?)
>
>
> On 16-Sep-05, at 11:48 AM, Johnson, Rick wrote:
>
> > If that's truly the case then people like yourselves need
> to explain
> > themselves better. You said in a previous message: "It's
> not like the
> > numbers have any significant meaning". That's a pretty strong
> > statement of non-meaning since significant is a fuzzy word
> in English.
> > The revision number is purely a way of saying "state of
> repository and
> > a certain point in time". That is always significant to me.
> >
> > Rick
>
> Yes I could have been more clear. I meant significant to the
> project vs. significant to the repository. I don't think the
> revision number of the repository is of much significance
> with respect to the project. I.e. it can change by thousands
> and it doesn't mean that
> the project has a thousand additions or bug fixes or features
> added.
> It could just mean that someone went through and applied
> something like svn:eol-style=native using an inefficient
> script. It is of course significant with respect to the
> repository. The idea that someone might treat it as a
> project version number, when it simply isn't anything like
> that, is where people run into trouble.
>
> Scott
>
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That's absolutely correct to my thinking. I occurs to me that I have not
always been clear in my explanations and defining "significance" from
the point of view of the project or repository will make that clearer.

Thank you,
Rick

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