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Re: AW: Re: Simple Label=RevisionID Discussion

From: Mark Clements <gmane_at_kennel17.co.uk>
Date: 2006-11-24 15:19:29 CET

"Gerco Ballintijn" <gerco@ballintijn.com> wrote in message
> 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.

Labels (as aliases for revision numbers) are still useful in complex
repositories, even those containing multiple projects.

I can imagine the following labels being pretty useful:

"Repository restored after server crash - May 06"
"James left the development team"
"Switched to using svnserve."
"Policy change: no commits without an associated bug number"

- Mark Clements (HappyDog)

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