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Re: performance CVS Vs SVN

From: Bob Hiestand <bob.hiestand_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-06 23:00:43 CET

On 11/6/06, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-06 at 15:27 -0500, surendra M wrote:
> > But our build process heavily depends on tags. It'll checkout/update
> > all the specified tags and prepares a build file. And if I adopt to
> > SVN instead of CVS I may need to change my build process too. How easy
> > it is to migrate tags from PVCS/CVS to SVN ? And are we able to
> > migrate
> > as expected?
>
> That's going to depend on how you set the tags. In CVS, you can
> float tags to new locations and always have known names for current
> and n-1, n-2, etc. build tags. I don't think there is any equivalent
> in SVN so the build process must be told about the tag to use and
> some external logging process used to track them.

Does "floating tags" in this context mean creating a list of files
that transparently tracks HEAD? You could do this in subversion with
symlinks and svn:externals (at least on a UNIX system).

If you're talking about updating existing tags, that's possible in
subversion as well.

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