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Re: Putting the tag name in the tagged code

From: Bob Hiestand <bob.hiestand_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-06 16:52:09 CET

On 3/5/07, jason marshall <jdmarshall@gmail.com> wrote:

> > When you run your build process, or use a task in your process to
> > extract the tree, you obviously know which branch/tag you're building.
> > Why not generate an unversioned file in your sandbox at that point
> > and use it during builds?

> Because I don't 'obviously' know that information. If it's a working
> directory, I could pull it out of the .svn information, sure. But if
> it's a source distribution, or if I can't rely on svn, then it's a
> manual process, and the whole point of the exercise is to take the
> human out of the loop.

A human somewhere makes a choice when extracting the source from SVN
or any source control system to specify the tag. The build systems
with which I currently work (CVS-based, incidentally) are given a tag
as input, and extract, build, and package the resulting components.
Included in that activity is recording the given tag where it is

In any event, it sounds like you're covered.

Thank you,


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