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Re: Different ways to create tags -- is this OK?

From: Jennifer Kesterson <Jennifer.A.Kesterson_at_jpl.nasa.gov>
Date: 2006-02-10 19:23:09 CET

Nobody knows?? I thought this would be a simple question.

>I have two questions about tagging for each delivery. First, a little
>background:
>
>Our Subversion repository contains the following structure:
> /branches
> /tags
> /trunk
>
>For each delivery, we create a new subdirectory "Bn.n" in /tags and put
>all the subsystem tags in it. Each subsystem tag consists of a specific
>revision of that subsystem's directory on the trunk. The /tags directory
>then looks like this:
> /tags
> Bn.n
> <subsys1>_n.n
> <subsys2>_n.n
> <subsys3>_n.n
>
>After all subsystem deliveries are complete and tagged, I create the main
>system tag from a copy of the Bn.n directory. We do this because the
>system tag consists of the subsystems actually delivered for that build,
>not just a specific revision on the trunk. The /tags directory then looks
>like this:
> /tags
> Bn.n
> <system>_n.n
> <subsys1>_n.n
> <subsys2>_n.n
> <subsys3>_n.n
>
>To build, I simply export the main system tag into the build directory.
>
>I chose the above method of making the system tag because it is the
>fastest (especially when using the GUI client) and it seems a sure way
>(via the copy) to contain the exact contents of each subsystem tag already
>made.
>
>Question #1: Is that a sure method of creating the system tag so that it
>contains the same revisions used in the subsystem tags? We check the
>contents of both and they appear identical. Another method described in
>the book -- though a little more work -- is to extract each subsystem tag
>into a work directory, then copy the work directory to create the new tag.
>
>Question #2: Is there any problem with organizing our /tags directory
>with subdirectories for each delivery?
>
>Thanks,
>Jen
>
>
>
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