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Re: Screwed Revision Numbers in SVN

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009a_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 20:06:06 -0600

On Jan 27, 2009, at 19:17, Rez wrote:

> I just did a test migration from cvs to svn and downloaded both
> RapidSVN and SmartSVN Windows clients, checked out some modules or
> projects and in the right pane I see the file and folder revision
> numbers not adhering to most version control conventional format,
> as in, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 but in SVN format and how SVN bumps up the
> entire repository revision every time an iota of data is changed.
> So nuaturally my migration imported about 15000 revisions. Is there
> anyway to tell the client applications to show the real file
> revision in their sequential format as practiced by CVS, ClearCase,
> Perforce and many other conventional version controls? It's so
> much easier to discuss file revisions in conventional format such
> as what changed in rev 1.3 of hello.java vs. its 1.2 revision, one
> automatically would know that we're discussing the next revision of
> the file as opposed to SVN's format comparing hello.java 11252
> (being 1.1) vs. 13605(heing 1.2), how would one discern that 13605
> is only revision 1.2 of the file?

No, you cannot have revision numbers that way in Subversion. For an
explanation of Subversion's revision number scheme, see





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