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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


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