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Re: naming conventions... "tag" versus "release"

From: Greg Thomas <thomasgd_at_omc.bt.co.uk>
Date: 2006-02-14 13:30:50 CET

On Tue, 14 Feb 2006 07:18:32 -0500, "Gillis, Paul"
<pgillis@insight-tek.com> wrote:

>I was told by somebody that the names "trunk", "branch", and most
>importantly, "tag" have a special significance to SVN and that it's more
>than just a suggestion for naming conventions.

They were wrong - it's purely a naming convention.

>I want to call my "tag" directory "release", because that's more
>descriptive of what the directory will contain. I was told that SNV
>would not treat my directory named "release" the same way it does a
>directory named "tag", even if I use the Branch/Tag command to create
>it. I can't find anything in the documentation to support that claim.

There will be nothing in the documentation to support this, as it's
just a naming convention.

>Does anybody know anything further about this?

It is possible that your local install of Subversion has pre-commit
hooks to ensure that tags are 'write-once' - mine certainly does. If
that is the case, you will probably lose this 'write-once' property if
you store your releases in a directory with a different naming
convention.

Greg

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