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AW: RE: Re: Simple Label=RevisionID Discussion

From: Felix Gilcher <gilcher_at_exozet.com>
Date: 2006-11-24 17:53:09 CET

Chris Lambrou <mailto:Chris.Lambrou@grantadesign.com> schrieb am Freitag, 24. November 2006 17:35:

>
> I can see such labels replacing tags in some respects. For
> example, in
> my development team we create a complete 'testing' build
> every couple of
> weeks (each time some new testable functionality has been
> completed and
> can be released to our testing partners). Each one of these
> builds gets
> tagged, and whilst this copy operation is inexpensive as far
> as the SVN
> repository is concerned, it is painful for clients to perform
> an update
> on the project root folder, as each tag occupies nearly half
> a gigabyte.
> It's a brave developer who chooses to perform a clean checkout of our
> repository. I'm considering replacing the tagging operation in favour
> of a simple log file that ties together each testing build name and
> number to its associated revision number. It would be much more
> convenient for us if this information could be recorded as individual
> labels of the trunk folder.

Why the heck do people always insist on checking out a whole repository? Check out the branch you're working on and not a single file more. If you're working on two branches at the same time, check out those two. Remove all working copies you don't need any more or use svn switch to update them to the branch/tag you'd like to test. Don't check out the whole "tags" directory unless you have a very compelling reason. svn is specifically designed to allow checking out arbitrary subsets of a repository...

regards

felix

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Felix Gilcher
Head of IT Development
Exozet Berlin GmbH
Rotherstraße 20
10245 Berlin
eMail: gilcher@exozet.com
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