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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: how to best tag releases

From: Jan Hudec
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: how to best tag releases
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 11:18:18 +0200
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On Wed, Mar 31, 2004 at 01:02:55 +0000, Mark Stosberg wrote:
> On 2004-03-29, Aaron Bentley <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Mark Stosberg wrote:
> >
> >> 
> >> Before now, I've been using 'tla tag', like my example below. I didn't 
> >> like that 
> >> I had explicitly give the revision I wanted to tag. I wanted a way to say 
> >> something that would
> >> mean something like the "current tree revision" or "latest revision". (I 
> >> was able to do that in CVS.)
> >
> > You can specify a version, not just a revision.  The documentation is 
> > out-of-date.
> >
> > So you can do this:
> > $ tla tag $(tla tree-version) $targetversion
> >
> > This will work as long as you want to tag from the latest revision of 
> > the tree version.
> Thanks for the response. 
> I have a point of clarification about this. Does this tag the /current/
> patch level or is it essentially tagging 'HEAD' (in CVS terms) so the
> tag will point to different code at different times? I want the former
> behavior. 

NO! Sure not! It tags the current-at-the-time-of-tag version and the
"Continuation" log will contain the full revision. Just try to think
how a branch from moving base would work...

                                                 Jan 'Bulb' Hudec 

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