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Re: Tags vs. labels

From: Res Pons <pons32_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 19:08:16 CEST

I don't understand why you'd want your users to get the latest tags when in
fact the latest tag is usually the latest HEAD state of the trunk?! A Tag
is supposed to be for a build/release engineer to preserve the pristine
state of a release or working build, should it be necessary to whip up a
build on the fly. And if you check out a tag, you will invite trouble as
you developers MUST remember to do an svn switch as to not check back into
the tag inadvertently or otherwise what's the purpose of a tag if its static
state is going to be changed? Why can't you use branching?

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From: Dripple <dripple2@laposte.net>
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Subject: Re: Tags vs. labels
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And if I want to label each and every commit, is it possible to "tag" any
working copy instead of committing to the trunk ? If it is possible, one
other question is : how others user will get the last "tagged" version,
instead of the one in the trunk ?

Markus KARG a écrit :

>Dripple schrieb:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>I'm currently reading the SVN User Book. I found that SVN somehow has a
>>"tag" feature, which is in fact a subdirectory of a project. My point is
>>to manage differetn revisions of a file, directory, or mixed with my own
>>named revision numbers. For exemple, instead of having revision nr. 123,
>>I'd have revision nr. V1.2_0003.
>>
>>That's why I'd like to have labels to do it... And then develop a script
>>that allows users to load a revision using labels instead of revision
>>numbers...
>>
>>Is it possible ?
>>
>>Thanks for any comment.
>>
>>Dripple
>>
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>Dripple,
>
>you don't need to write a script, you can just use svn's CLI. All you need
>to create your own "label" is the svn copy command. If you want to retrieve
>the "labelled" version, just use the "label"'s URL instead of the trunk
>URL. You'll find examples for both in the SVN book.
>
>Markus

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