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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: 2006-02-26 12:28:52 CET

On 2/26/2006 3:37 AM, Konrad Rosenbaum wrote:
> 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.

I think what is being asked for is a repository-wide property. Why not
record all these tags in a file, and commit it to the root of the
repository? Why (only) attach them to the revision?

Duncan Murdoch

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