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Re: Is label support in future release?

From: Thomas Wicklund <wicklund_at_eskimo.com>
Date: 2006-11-21 16:43:39 CET

Les Mikesell writes:
> On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 23:36 +0000, Phyrefly wrote:
> > I repeat: scan the thread's history for repeated answers to this question.
> But what we see there are not answers to what you can't do with a
> tag. They are about why you don't like to use them, and the main
> thing seems to be that you have to look at the tag's log for the
> history instead of being able to look at the trunk/head log to see
> what revision was copied to tag. However there is no requirement
> for any other trunk/branch revision to exactly match the tag copy.

One thing missing from SVN (and the GUI tools I've seen, though I may
be unaware of the feature) is the ability to see the branch / tag
history of a file as other revision control systems provide. For a
GIU a graph of revisions and their relationships can be nice,
especially if merges between branch/trunk versions are shown. A tree
of labels and branches could be generated from the log data, though
not merge data, however merge data isn't provided by most SCM systems
(Perforce is the only one I've seen which has it built in, though I've
seen it implemented using add-ons to RCS.

Thomas Wicklund

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