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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-15 18:30:00 CET

There are only two answers, neither very good: use tags or use some
kind semi-formal syntax in the log message.


On Nov 15, 2006, at 2:56 AM, Dmitri Colebatch wrote:

> 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 18:31:01 2006

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