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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Descriptive tags

From: Colin Walters
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Descriptive tags
Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 09:58:22 -0400

On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 08:04, Matthew Palmer wrote:
> I'm in the process of doing my first release out of an Arch repository, and
> coming up against "concept barriers" in my CVS->Arch mental transition.
> With CVS, when making a release I'd tag all files at the current revision
> and say "that's my RELEASE_1_2_3", so I'd know that's release version 1.2.3.
> >From what I can tell with arch, there's no real way of making up names as I
> go along for tags.  I've got the concept of commit branches and tag
> branches, and that's good as far as it goes, but I'd really like to be able
> to say to Arch directly "give me my X.Y.Z release".

For Rhythmbox, I have several branches like:


There is also a --releases branch with versions that point directly in

rhythmbox--releases--0.8.0 -> rhythmbox--main--0.8--patch-8
rhythmbox--releases--0.8.1 -> rhythmbox--main--0.8--patch-14
rhythmbox--releases--0.8.2 -> rhythmbox--main--0.8--patch-30



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