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Re: I, too, miss tags.

From: Saulius Grazulis <grazulis_at_ibt.lt>
Date: 2006-02-27 15:45:11 CET

On Monday 27 February 2006 00:20, Tom Mornini wrote:

> On Feb 26, 2006, at 10:42 AM, Scott Palmer wrote:
> ...
> You're suggesting a change to Subversion, which many users
> are suggesting is unnecessary (and vice-versa..certainly),
> and you've *NEVER* tried the method people are telling you
> gives you what you want, because it doesn't fit with your
> *current feelings*

OK, I have used tags/ layout, found it inconvenient. 'svn up -rLABEL' would be
much better. So no what?

> When I first investigated, repo versions felt
> unnatural ...

I find everything in SVN nice and natural except tag-branches. These I could
not use to after a year or so of everyday svn usage. Can't there be some
solution to fit our view of world as well?

> For goodness sakes, Scott, open your mind a bit and give
> Subversion an honest try.

For goodness sake, Tom, open your mind a bit and realise that there is
"There's more than one way to do it." (man perl(1)).

> P.S. I wouldn't mind named tags, but it seems to me that
>       they should refer to both a revision number AND a path.

As discussed elswere in this thread, label list can be attached to any
directory (i.e. path) of your liking.

>       Why do I want them? Simply to avoid all future repeats
>       of these stupid threads,

Good! :) Could you please try to persuade developers they leave a bit of disc
space for the future implementation of the feature? Maybe some user will
eventually come up with implementation patch :)

>       and the ability to implement
>       non-optimal development practices at organizations that
>       simply refuse to modernize their development approaches
>       to allow branched development.

You will be disappointed. Anybody is free to switch to any tagging mechanism
they like, even to use paper-and-pencil method to tag releases :P

Dr. Saulius Gražulis
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