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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tag --seal - where does version-0 go?

From: Phil Frost
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] tag --seal - where does version-0 go?
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 02:49:45 -0400
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The newly created version(fix)-N goes just where patch-N would have gone
had --seal or --fix not been used. I have read the reasoning is that
given a version of 1.0, --version-0 coresponds with release 1.0.0 of the
project, while --versionfix-1 coresponds to 1.0.1. The reasoning against
this behaviour is that it's not possible to determine the parent of
--version-0 without looking at the archive.

On Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 03:42:50PM +1000, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> In the help for tag, it states:
> --seal                create a version-0 revision
> But it doesn't say which tree gets that version-0 revision.  Initially, I
> thought that it'd be more logical to put it on the source-revision --
> essentially saying "this branch stops *here*, and we'll continue hacking
> over there", which is what I want to do -- but it wouldn't be overly useful
> if you specified a source-revision that wasn't at the "end" of the version
> you were specifying, and generally could get very messy.
> Another point in favour of the above interpretation is that --fix creating a
> versionfix-1 revision on a new branch doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
> The other interpretation is that the version-0 goes in as a replacement for
> or immediately after the base-0 in the tag-version.  This would more sense
> in terms of the issues given above, but I'm not sure about the applications
> you would use it for -- presumably tags into a special branch marking
> "checkpoints" in development like releases and such.
> Whichever way it actually works, I'd suggest modifying the documentation a
> bit to say where the version-0 gets created, so something like "create a
> version-0 revision in the source-revision" or "create a version-0 revision
> in the tag-version".
> Thanks,
> - Matt

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