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Simple Label=RevisionID Discussion

From: Tony Harverson <tony.harverson_at_iglu.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 14:13:32 CET

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Graf-Waczenski [mailto:rgw@lsoft.com]
> Don't throw the word "branch" into this discussion! The issue
> at hand evolves around SVN's notion of "tagging" compared
> with various levels of a yet-to-be-defined support for
> labels, revision aliases, revision indexes or whatver else
> they have been called.
You're right, I meant "Tag" instead of "Branch". The Comment should have read:

"Yup, but that would be a tag, which is contended to be too
complex/complicated for non technical users or some of the projects
under discussion here. This discussion has the precept
that users do not want to copy off to another folder location, but want
to replace that functionality with a labelling feature set which is easier to use."

> *don't* want to get rid of using branches! But still we would
> benefit from label support in SVN (in our case: from trivial
> repo-wide revision aliases, we don't need the more complex
> variants that others have described and which arguably
> overlap with what the SVN devs intended with the "tag" concept.)

We desperately need to sever the various discussions in here, because we're chasing our tails discussing blurry and moving targets. *Your* requirement is for a simple revision = label mapping. The comment I replied to was in reply to a discussion about complex tags/labels, which is a semi-separate discussion.

If the simplest concept of a label (revision ID = "Label") was implemented, it would be useful for (for example) tagging the stable and production versions of an ongoing project. It would not, however, be useful for labelling releases, which seems to be the other requirement which is being loaded onto it. ( For reasons already covered in this thread, there's nowhere to commit fixes to in the second case, and the requirement becomes for complex tags, which is another discussion.


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