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Re: What do you Hate about Subversion?

From: Byron Brummer <byron.brummer_at_livenation.com>
Date: 2007-01-19 20:05:50 CET

Steve Bakke wrote:
> Properties get inherited from one revision of a file to the next, correct?

        It depends on the type of property. There are both versioned
        and unversioned properties in SVN. (the --revprop option of
        svn prop* commands).

> The equivalent of a CVS-style tag would be a property that is specific to
> one revision of a file. That's why the implementation was slow in CVS.

        Slow, but useful. Very, very useful. Most especially in use
        cases that didn't match the "shrinkwrap" software lifecycle.

> On 1/18/07 6:57 PM, "Miller, Eric" <Eric.Miller@amd.com> wrote:
>> WRT point 1. wouldn't propsets account for your case B use model?
>> 2 sounds suspiciously like blasphemy.
>
> It's probably not useful enough to be worth implementing, but I thought it
> was an interesting idea. Effectively a name would be a synonym for a
> revision number.

        It would be incredibly useful. SVN's idea of a "tag" currently
        has major drawbacks especially when it comes to reporting and
        merge tracking. There is work in progress to better handle
        merge tracking, but reporting is still nightmarish using SVN's
        "tags".

-Byron

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