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Re: Tags - Symbolic names instead of Directory copy?

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_wandisco.com>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 04:56:18 +0200

On 23.05.2013 04:33, David Chapman wrote:
> On 5/22/2013 4:57 PM, Varnau, Steve (Seaquest R&D) wrote:
>> So, am not saying there is anything fundamentally wrong with how
>> “tags” work now. They just don’t fit our desired semantics, so we
>> don’t use them. I am also not saying how a better tag or label
>> feature should be implemented, but for our usage, a symbolic name or
>> symbolic link for a path_at_revision would be a very useful thing.
> I'd say tags don't fit your repository configuration. See if you can
> get a pre-commit hook that blocks modifications to the tags directory
> tree within the repository.

I'm confused ... why would you need a special pre-commit hook for
something like that? I would expect access control to be good enough.
Just make the tags tree in the repository read-only for most users.

(N.B., having actually immutable tags would be a nice feature, but
they're not required to solve your problem.)

-- Brane

Branko Čibej
Director of Subversion | WANdisco | www.wandisco.com
Received on 2013-05-23 04:56:55 CEST

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