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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Alan Barrett <apb_at_cequrux.com>
Date: 2006-11-19 08:06:26 CET

On Sat, 18 Nov 2006, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > > What's the advantage of the tester pulling a branch revision
> > > number instead of a tag?
> >
> > As I said, your workflow is clearly different from mine. I'd expect
> > almost every revision in the stable branch to be a candidate for
> > testing, so there's no reason to tag them before testing.
> Is there a reason not to?

Tagging is extra effort, extra entries in the logs, extra directories
in the view presented by a repository browser. Why use tags (which are
really copies in subversion) if you can get away with revision numbers?

> > I am sorry that what was intended as a simple "if you are not
> > careful your tag will end up with mixed revisions and that can be
> > confusing" has turned into such a long thread.
> Sorry to drag it out then, but coming from CVS where tagging is the
> only way to represent a known state [...]

With CVS, I usually used "-r ${branch} -D ${date_time}" to represent
a candidate for testing. I am aware that that that checkouts with
the -D flag don't always do the right thing in CVS, especially in
conjunction with vendor branches, but they always worked well enough for
me. Revision numbers in subversion are a more reliable way of getting
the same effect.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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