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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Dmitri Colebatch <dim_at_colebatch.com>
Date: 2006-11-15 11:56:20 CET

On 11/15/06, Nikki Locke <info@trumphurst.com> wrote:
>
> Tim Hill wrote:
> > The main issue, as I see it, is that many
> > svn workflows involve operations between different revisions in a
> > repository, but that there is no real syntax for accessing those
> > revisions symbolically.
>
> Can you give some examples of such operations?
>
> I'm relatively new to Subversion, and I'm having trouble understanding
> exactly what you would want to do that can't be done with tags.

We've recently migrated from cvs to svn and the single biggest thing I'm
struggling with is the following scenario:

I get a bug report from the field, or I want to pre-emptively check to see
if a particular fix made it into a release (releases might be in QA for
weeks before going out to production). In cvs, I would know that the tag in
QA/production is "tag_20061115a". Using IntelliJ I would then view history
of that file and I can scan down the history to see which version has that
tag.

I'm yet to figure out a nice way to do the same thing using svn. I've had a
couple of pointers in response to an earlier enquiry but haven't really
found anything that is as simple as the above.

cheers
dim
Received on Wed Nov 15 11:57:00 2006

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