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Re: [E-devel] cvs, servers and stuff.

David Seikel wrote:
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 00:41:34 -0400 Michael Jennings <e-devel@kainx.org>

FUD.  You can tag CVS without having a checkout.  (Try cvs -H rtag.)
And SVN doesn't even HAVE tagging.  It has copying, which contrary to
popular (SVN developer) belief, is NOT the same thing.  A (non-branch)
tag is a symbolic name assigned to a particular state of the
repository (i.e., a changeset).  It is not a copy.

Tagging and branching, when was the last time either occurred to E?
Tagging may be a "symbolic name" in CVS but the svn "tagged copy" idea is pretty much the same - it is a snapshot of the repository at a point in time given a name. Remember here that SVN uses light copy - it is not a copy of the actual repos at all - list a "link" very like cvs tags, when you think about it.