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Re: Subversion vs CVS for document files

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-14 18:21:12 CET

Occasionally someone raises the non-sequential rev# thing, and its
usually for one of two reasons: build numbers and documentation
revision. Apparently some users get worried when a doc number of
build number goes from 1234 to 1567 in a single jump. Usually, this
can be fixed by pointing out that the only really important thing
(which svn provides as a strong guaranteee) is that newer versions of
a document have numerically greater revision numbers.

In fact, in this situation, I usually sell the "virtues" of the
single rev# model -- when you go to a release of a set of files/
documents, they are automatically get the same rev#, so you can
easily tell at a glance that two docs do or do not come from the same
release -- very nice.

--Tim

On Nov 14, 2006, at 3:24 AM, Eric wrote:

> At 02:38 AM 11/14/2006, Tim Hill wrote:
>
> <TH>>>>>Why are your users raising hell? What is the workflow that
> needs per-file rev# info?<<<<<
>
> Good morning, Tim.
>
> I'm not sure. I guess it's just that we're all accustomed to per-
> file rev numbers. And for documents, it does make some sense.
> That's why we're looking for something else to use for documents.
>
>
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