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Re: Labels

From: James Courtier-Dutton <james.dutton_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-28 15:15:09 CEST

On 28/03/06, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006Q1@ryandesign.com> wrote:
> You are assigning meaning to the revision number which is not
> implied. It is merely "the number of changes that have occurred in
> the repository." Nothing more. Revisions apply to the repository as a
> whole, not individual files. Thus, a file in the repository at
> revision X is not necessarily different from the file in the
> repository at revision X + N.
> Subversion does not have labels. You can invent them, by using things
> like "svn propset mylabel foo" but there is no facility by which you
> could then search for all files having property "mylabel" set to
> "foo", so this is probably not much use to you.
I suppose what I am really looking for is some type of "views" feature
like databases have.
So, I might wish to do checkouts and commits, but only on a select few
files in the repository. The determination of which files to
checkout/commit would be based on the propset labels instead of any
particular branch or directory tree.

So, I guess this has turned into a feature request for something like.
svn co svn://repository/ with contraints of branch name+label combination.
Instead of the contraint of just branch name.

On another note, what are the current properties actually used for?


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