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Re: Feature request: save the date a tag was applied


From: Mark D. Baushke
Subject: Re: Feature request: save the date a tag was applied
Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2006 12:12:07 -0800

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Kristis Makris <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
> 
> I'd like to request adding in CVS the feature of saving the date a tag
> was applied. This was discussed in the past:

You would do better to use the taginfo trigger or the combination of
taginfo/posttag triggers in the FEATURE (cvs 1.12.x) release of CVS to
record this timestamp data into a place of your own choosing.

> http://bugzilla.mkgnu.net/show_bug.cgi?id=436

As Derek mentions, if you wish to develop a patch with test cases and
documentation to CVS that does this, it would likely be accepted.
 
> Having this date is required in producing, at a higher-level consulting
> a bug-tracker, a list of changes that occured for a particular version
> of a software at a level that's higher than source changes:
> 
> http://files.mkgnu.net/files/scmbug/SCMBUG_RELEASE_0-18-3/manual/html-single/manual.html#VDD
> 
> People are starting to request this capability for higher-level
> changeset reports, and we cannot reliably implement it in Scmbug for CVS
> without this feature.

If CVS is not the correct tool for your needs, then do feel free to
investigate other tools. For example, you may wish to consider svn or
one of the other source control systems.

        Good luck,
        -- Mark
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