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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Gerco Ballintijn <gerco_at_ballintijn.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 14:18:24 CET

Robert Graf-Waczenski wrote:
> How do you achieve the following with SVN tags:
> I am analyzing a defect and look at the history of a
> given file in the *trunk*. This history gives me the
> revision numbers during which the given file was changed.
> It does not allow me (easily) to cross-reference a change
> in the history with what has been tagged in the past, i
> have to do this manually by checking what tag was created
> with what revision.
> For this, a very simple concept of a label would suffice:
> A text that can be associated with a revision number.
> This text must be *independent* of the commit message that was
> supplied by the committer of the change that created the
> given revision number. It is as simple as sticking a post-it
> to the correct sheet in a huge pile of paper. (Thanks to the
> other poster who used this analogy!) And, to stay with this
> analogy, removing the post-it and sticking it on a different
> paper or writing a different text on it should also be possible.
> I don't want to have to look through all the /tags
> subfolders, then lookup the file, then open this file's
> history to determine if the offending change is there or not.

You seem to (implicitly) assume that there is *only 1 project*
per repository. Otherwise "tags" of other project would also
show up in your list, which would at least be inconvient.
How would you distinguish between multiple projects in the
same repository? Add another naming scheme?


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