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From Mark Struberg <>
Subject Re: What does the "tag" parameter for release:branch do?
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:57:27 GMT
+1 Laird, that is for sure the best thing. I guess we need to clean up a few things in this

An attempt for a small historical summary:

* <tag> was useful in CVS (not in all operations but in most)

* <tag> is almost useless in SVN as you get a different directory for branches and tags
* due to SVN being the dominating SCM for most of the last decade, we didn't take much care
about <tag>
* <tag> is useful again for a lot of the newer DSCMs which handle tags and branches
more like CVS than SVN.

and now we need to clean up the mess ;)
I personally think it will not be that hard to do. 


----- Original Message -----
> From: Laird Nelson <>
> To: Maven Users List <>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2012 4:47 PM
> Subject: Re: What does the "tag" parameter for release:branch do?
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Anders Lindgren <
>> wrote:
>>  I would guess that it is used by SCM's like CVS which takes an existing
>>  tag as base for a new branch.
>>  The explanation could be better as many of the other parameters
>>  describes SVN specific usage.
> Thanks; I guess I'll just go dig through the source.
> Best,
> Laird
> -- 

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