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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Module restructure
Date Mon, 30 May 2005 23:18:15 GMT

On May 30, 2005, at 6:59 PM, Bruce Snyder wrote:

> On 5/30/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> On May 30, 2005, at 4:18 PM, Bruce Snyder wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On 5/30/05, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geirm@apache.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> I'm too dim to figure out how, because no matter what, since  
>>>> there is
>>>> no notion of a tag or branch, no matter how you slice and dice,
>>>> either you branch to a different root when you cut a version, or  
>>>> you
>>>> have to get the whole history anytime you checkout anything...
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> On many other projects, I have always relied heavily on tagging.
>>>
>>
>> Me too - and then converting tags into branches if need be.  But you
>> can't do that in SVN.
>>
>>
>>> All
>>> work is conducted on the HEAD unless it's highly experimental and  
>>> then
>>> it occurs in its own branch. Once the HEAD is ready for a release I
>>> tag it and do the release. But I can see the value in keeping things
>>> separate as in trunk and sandbox. The tagging can then take care of
>>> stable vs. unstable.
>>>
>>
>> Bruce... there is no tagging in SVN :)  That's the problem.
>>
>
> There most certainly is tagging in SVN.

agreed.  the revision # :)

> Albeit the concept of tagging
> in SVN is very different from CVS.

Yes.  That's why I say it isn't tagging.  It's just copying.

> The same is true for branches in
> SVN as well. SVN just makes copies of everything because the SVN
> developers made the assumption that disk space is cheap. This doesn't
> mean that we can't continue to utilize tagging just the way we have
> with the mileston releases so far.

Well, it does if you want to avoid getting the entire history of the  
project when you do a co.  That's really the issue.

geir

>
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