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Re: AW: Re: Simple Label=RevisionID Discussion

From: Tim Hill <drtimhill_at_comcast.net>
Date: 2006-11-24 00:54:16 CET

Frankly, I've discussed these issues in an earlier post, where I made
clear my opinions on pretty much all of this.

--Tim

On Nov 23, 2006, at 5:18 AM, Gerco Ballintijn wrote:

> Tim Hill wrote:
>> I cannot talk for others, but my intention has _never_ been to
>> replace tags with labels, for the very reasons you state. However,
>> you are talking about _your_ usage model for subversion. There are
>> many, many installs where Subversion is used as little more than a
>> historical time-machine for a simple, linear, development cycle.
>> In these simple scenarios there is _NO_ "path" co-ordinate to
>> manage, since there are no branches at all: everything happens on
>> the trunk (yes, really!).
>
> I assume you also "require" that only a single "project" is maintained
> per repository.
>
> The workflow context of your proposol would thus be:
> - Single project per repository
> - No branches
> - No tags
>
> This means that your "simple" users should be kept away from
> Subversion
> documents that describe these techniques. I am not so sure that you
> can
> contain your (and not just your) users in this simplified Subversion
> world.
>
> Have you considered the "upgrade" problems? People that think they can
> suffice with labels, but at a later require more functionality and
> need the current tagging mechanism. For instance, because they want
> to add an
> extra project to the repository, and thus have projects that share the
> same label name space? I expect this to an extra source of confusion.
>
> As a side note, it is a "policy break" in Subversion that two over-
> lapping concepts (in this case actually one a subset of the other),
> get
> different mechanism to satisfy different user groups. I can imagine
> that
> the Subversion stewards would find this a dangerous precedent (the
> slippery slope argument).
>
> With regards,
> Gerco.
>
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