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Re: Is this newbie crazy? Using svn to manage a xampp install

From: <hansbkk_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-22 15:00:38 CEST

On 4/22/07, Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b@ryandesign.com> wrote:
>
> On Apr 22, 2007, at 06:52, hansbkk@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > One thing I found very puzzling - what is the logic behind making a
> > copy from trunk to tags increment the revision number? The actual
> > content doesn't change. . .
>
> The revision number represents the number of changes that have been
> made in the repository. Anything you change in the repository*
> increments the revision number. Copying the trunk to a tag is a
> change, therefore the revision number increases. It means you have a
> record in the repository that this action took place, you can see who
> did it, and you can read the log message to see why it was done.
>
> * The exception is the properties of the revisions themselves, like
> svn:author, svn:date, svn:log. You can configure Subversion to allow
> you to edit these, and if you do, then you do so without incrementing
> the revision number.

Thanks Ryan - revision of the repository as a whole (99.9% of it anyway)

Not necessarily revision to whatever it is I'm tracking. Which is I
guess why the "tag" concept exists!

Makes more sense now. . .

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