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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_akl.lt>
Date: 2006-02-25 04:58:57 CET

On Friday 24 February 2006 15:25, Vincent Starre wrote:

> >In my view, "cheap copies" mechanism rules for branches, but s....ks for
> >tagging....

> First off, you can do this:
> svn cp svn://repos/foo/trunk svn://repos/foo/tags/1.9.0
> Cheap, no local copy.
> however, it's understandable that you wouldnt want to type in long paths
> anyway.

No, it has nothing to do with typing, shell vars or such.

I want to have a meaningfull (for me) symbolic name for a revision in my repo.
I want to be able to check out REVISION_WHICH_CONTAINS_A_VER_2, and not to
need to put down this name and a number on a sheet of paper.

Yes, I know that I can do the same with 'svn cp .../trunk .../tags/' or
whatever, but I have already mentioned why I do not like 'copy tags'
approach. Subclipse docs mentioned in this list
(http://subclipse.tigris.org/branch_tag.html) add another serious reason to
have symbolic names.

> Note the common (as far as I hear) method for doing this is setting up
> shell variables in your .profile:
> svn merge $FOO_TAGS/foo-sync $BRANCHES/foo .
> I think that's ugly and don't use that :)

I completely agree that this is ugly and non-portable. So you agree that there
IS a problem? ;)

Saulius Gražulis
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