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Re: Branches and versioning.

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: Branches and versioning.
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 11:57:33 -0400 (EDT)

address@hidden writes:
> I know cvs recommends to ignore the versions of files and use tags, but
> why is this so hard?  Here's an example that creates a new repository,
> adds a file o the trunk.  Creates 2 branches 1.1.2 and 1.1.4.  I update
> to 1.1.4 and add a file.  Why can't the version start with
> instead of

Because tags and branches are *per file* -- there's no global
information about them -- and your new file doesn't have any branches,
so how is CVS supposed to know you want to use 1.1.4?!?  The revision
numbers are for CVS's internal use in organizing the files -- they are
not for your use.

-Larry Jones

Oh, now don't YOU start on me. -- Calvin

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