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Re: Subversion tagging

From: Byron Brummer <byron.brummer_at_livenation.com>
Date: 2007-01-23 00:49:44 CET

B. Smith-Mannschott wrote:
> This doesn't change the fact that the tree is the basic unit of
> versioning in subversion.

        Yes and no (see my other posts wrt mixed rev support and
        unversioned properties).

> It sounds like you find it a poor fit for your kinds of projects.
> Perhaps it simply isn't the right tool. It's not like it's the only
> good revision control system out there. Have you considered any others?

        Every tool has its worts. SCM however is 90% process, 10% tools.

        SVN is very close to what it should be. Real label (tag) support
        and a little bit of improvement on its historical reporting
        abilities (two features somewhat linked) would quickly bring it
        up to world class level. So I argue for such improvements and I'm
        working through the code myself to see if I can't put some real
        code behind my arguments.

        I'm also not advocating removing/replacing the current tag idea.
        For many use cases it's fine. For a great many others however it
        is not and so for such situations I'm arguing for a rather minor
        addition: Real label support. Again, SCM is 90% process and so
        the end user would get to decide which features or combination
        of them best supported his/her chosen process.

-Byron

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