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Re: Labeling techniques

From: Scott Palmer <scott.palmer_at_2connected.org>
Date: 2005-12-19 19:48:51 CET

On 19-Dec-05, at 12:18 PM, Granse, Erik ((STP)) wrote:

> We're trying to do something a little more file-centric than
> Subversion likes and I'm looking for thoughts on our problem.
> We have a need to identify particular revisions of particular files
> as 'baselined' (e.g., completed peer review, etc.). We need to be
> able to identify all files that have been baselined (and ideally,
> all files which have not been). A file may be re-baselined if
> changed. We've thought through a few different strategies and
> haven't found one that works well.
> - The Subversion tagging mechanism has limitations for dealing
> with files. If we tag a file into tags/baselined, we then have to
> browse the tags directory to learn which files have been baselined
> rather than being able to keep that information with the file in
> the trunk.

You could possibly use 'svn switch' on the files that are baselined.
Then they would show up as switched when you did 'svn status'.
But that does carry over to the WC on other checkouts. You would
have to do something different for that.

> Also, we won't be able to re-baseline a file without deleting it
> and recopying it or else maintaining a large directory tree to
> accommodate multiple baseline revisions. The former method means
> that we can't do a log on a single file to see baseline history and
> the latter method would just be a mess.

Having a 'baseline' branch seems to make sense. Perhaps you could
combine that with some scripts that would 'svn switch' only the files
that were also available in the baseline branch?

Received on Mon Dec 19 20:23:32 2005

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