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RE: new feature.

From: Shankar Unni
Subject: RE: new feature.
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 15:35:16 -0800

(a) Please don't reply to individual list members - address yourself to
the list itself, if you don't mind..
(b) Interesting idea, but why do you want to avoid tagging everything?

The general recommended CVS usage model is that the repository be
considered a whole entity. Thus, you tag the entire repository the way
it should be for a particular release, whether it be a full release, or
a partial delta.

Extra tags on files cost almost nothing, and by properly maintaining
your tags, you can re-generate your deltas trivially using "cvs diff
-rtag1 -rtag2", which will generate no output for files that have not
changed between tag1 and tag2.

Is this something you're already doing with another revision control
system? I can't think of any commonly used revision control system that
does the sort of thing you're asking - at least, not ClearCase or
Perforce, which are the other two I've used extensively.  

I'd say it's a lot more error-prone to do selective tagging correctly
than tagging the entire repository.  CVS makes it simple to do things
another way:

* You keep a "build workarea" where you build and test your product. You
can update any single or multiple files you need to fix problems you
find during integration and testing. Or branch the files you want to
* When you're satisfied that the product built from your build area is
release-ready, you tag it from the build area, which automatically tags
the versions of the files that you have worked with in that build area.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Tessier [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 3:13 PM
> To: Shankar Unni
> Subject: RE: new feature.
> I would like to see a feature to extract the most recent 
> revision of a file from a list of TAGs specified as a 
> parameters. Like  Tag A B C  and the file rev in A is 1.10  
> and in C it's 1.12   so If a do a checkout or export of TAG A 
> B and C   I will get the most recent file that is 1.12 from TAG C.
> Some people work with CVS by tagging all the files but in my 
> case I just want to work with delta. I do not need to resend 
> to my people all files  just need to send them delta so my 
> packages are small all the time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden 
> Behalf Of Shankar Unni
> Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 1:33 PM
> To: 'CVS Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: new feature.
> Marc Tessier opined:
> > I would like to know where is the better place to ask new
> > feature to be added to CVS? Is there any mailing list or web 
> > page to do so?
> Well, this is as good a place as any. Would you like to 
> describe the feature you'd like to see?
> --
> Shankar
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