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RE: more useful commitinfo info? i.e. branch-tag

From: Chuck . Irvine
Subject: RE: more useful commitinfo info? i.e. branch-tag
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:05:18 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: aspitzer [mailto:address@hidden
> Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2001 8:28 AM
> To: info-cvs
> Cc: aspitzer
> Subject: more useful commitinfo info? i.e. branch-tag
> Why is there not more useful information passed to cvs at commit time?
> I think that the branch tag would be an fantastic addition.. 
> This would
> be an extremely easy way to implement branch locks. no?
> I know that there is a patch to the src that implements this, 
> but since it
> is not in the main src distribution, 3rd party clients do not 
> adhere to it
> (i.e.  adding the extra info needed upon commit.)
> What is the reasoning behind this lack of info? Is it backwards
> compatibility? 

The patch, by John Cavanaugh, is implemented in such a way that the 
feature can be enabled or disabled. In disabled state, there would be 
no backwards compatibility issue. The patch comes complete with 
modificatons to documentation files. I'm not sure whether it includes 
test cases that I've heard mention of.

> Is there ANY chance that this might be added 
> in the near
> future
> I always see "is there any way to lock branches?" on this list,
> and the answer is usually just "no" without much more discussion.

This does seem like a very often asked for feature. I think in many 
development shops it is considered a necessity. I know if is in mine. 
Is there any chance it can be added to official releases? 


> Just wondering... thanks.
>                                       -alex
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