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Re: Add Version/Date When Checking In File

From: Aaron Bono
Subject: Re: Add Version/Date When Checking In File
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:10:40 -0600

On 1/18/07, Robert Clark <address@hidden> wrote:
On Thursday January 18, 2007 11:57, "Aaron Bono" <address@hidden>
> We want to add the CVS version of a file, a time stamp of when the
> file is checked in and the user who checked the file in to all
> source code files.

Just out of morbid curiosity: why would you want to do such a thing?
All that information is already stored in the repository by CVS when
you commit the file.

It helps when tracing back a file from production to it's source.  Once the files are checked out and bundled for deployment, there is no other way to tell what version of each file we are using on the production box without doing some detective work.

Of course, the question is worth asking.  The next question is, if we tag our source properly during deployments (this would solve the problem but would need to be automated in some way to be reliable), would that be a better approach?

You also mentioned CVS merge issues and this is another good point.  The last thing I want to deal with is problems with merges and branch comparisons as we do a lot of comparisons.

I will have to think on it before implementing this change...


   Aaron Bono
   Aranya Software Technologies, Inc.
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