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Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]

From: Sam Steingold
Subject: Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]
Date: 12 Oct 2001 10:59:41 -0400
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> * In message <address@hidden>
> * On the subject of "Re: address@hidden: Re: rename in cvs]"
> * Sent on Thu, 11 Oct 2001 22:50:42 GMT
> * Honorable address@hidden (Kaz Kylheku) writes:
> >        why can't "cvs mv" just rename the *,v file?
> Because then if you check out (or export) an old tagged build of the
> software, it will have the rename. And that will very likely break the
> old build.
> A fundamental principle of version control is that when you label some
> release of the software, it is fixed for posterity. Anyone can go back
> and retrieve that release exactly.  This capability essential if you
> ever need to go back to that version and shoot off a bugfix branch,
> for instance.
> In CVS, you can no longer do this if you start moving around the *,v
> files.
> If you can't go back to tagged builds, then your version control
> system is reduced to a mere piece of collaboration ``groupware'' at
> best, and a file backup system at worst. ;)

Oh my!!!  Finally!!!  Yess!!!  Thanks!!!

Now I see the light.

I wonder why "Greg A. Woods" could no say that as a reply to the _first_
message suggesting this.

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