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Re: obtain revision information

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: obtain revision information
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 10:50:36 -0500 (EST)

Harry Putnam writes:
> Should there be a 5 digit gap between Working and Repository?

That just means that someone has committed 5 sets of changes to the file
in the repository since the working directory was checked out.  Doing
"cvs update" will bring your working directory up to the most recent
repository revision.

> Then where existing tags are displayed, the most recent revision is 
> some 40 less than Reporsitory revision.

Most people using CVS commit each small change individually but don't
declare a new release of the software package for each small change. 
Revision numbers correspond to small changes, tags correspond to
releases of the package.

> 1) It seems the difference between Working and Repository should be 1.
>    Not really sure what those terms means either.. both are committed
>    right?

If the working directory is up-to-date, the revisions will be the same. 
Working is the revision you have in your working directory, Repository
is the most recent repository revision (that "cvs update" would update
to if you ran it).

> 2) There seem to be somewhat random jumps between versions where tags
>    were done.  I guess that doesn't follow any particular sequence.
>    Maybe just whenever the committers or maintainers feel it will be
>    needed?


-Larry Jones

I told her to expect you to deny everything. -- Calvin

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