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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Konrad Rosenbaum <konrad_at_silmor.de>
Date: 2006-02-26 09:37:55 CET

On Saturday 25 February 2006 22:40, Saulius Grazulis wrote:
> As a prototype, a wrapper script would do. A good thing about a wrapper
> script is that it does not need any change in Subversion itself. Also,
> one could continue to use the usual svn client, in cases one does not
> need labels (like everyday commits and updates). If there are no
> intrinsic difficulties with the concept of labels, maybe some day it
> makes its way to the svn itself... ;).

I've experimented with such a script using revision properties. The problem
here is that subversion does not support searching for a property, so the
script has to do the search. Unfortunately it needs about .5 to 2 seconds
for each revision on a remote repository - doing that eg. on the KDE
repository (currently at 513726) this would need about 3-12 days(!!) to
search a tag.

A "svn propfind"(*) and "svn propgetall"(**) would help tremendously! If
those commands were available the user could invent as many tag- and
label-styles as he/she pleases and noone would need to implement something
complicated.

(*)list all revisions that have a property
(**)dump all instances of the property

        Konrad

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