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Re: Tagging and the trunk history

From: Daniel Serodio <daniel.listas_at_xxx.com.br>
Date: 2006-01-13 17:06:28 CET

Paul Koning wrote:
>>>>>> "Hendrik" == Hendrik Scheider <Scheider> writes:
> Hendrik> Dear all, when I branch/tag, however you name it, this
> Hendrik> action is only visible in the copy's history. How can make
> Hendrik> it appear in the trunks history as well?
> You can't. It's a copy operation, and copy is a change on the
> destination, not on the source. The trunk is the source, so the copy
> is invisible.
> This is a fundamental difference in approach vs. CVS. In CVS, tags
> and branches are attributes of a file, and the whole history tree of a
> file is in one place, with all the entries mixed together strangely.
> In Subversion, a tag or branch is a copy in the namespace. From any
> point in the namespace, you only see the history of the branch you're
> on (including the point prior to the copy point, i.e., the "fork in
> the history", unless you say --stop-on-copy). But you do NOT see the
> whole history tree, not unless you ask at the root of the repository.
Subclipse (the Subversion plugin for Eclipse) has a nice approach to
this problem, check http://subclipse.tigris.org/branch_tag.html

Daniel Serodio

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