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From: Michael Marcin (mmarcin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-08-27 20:18:55

Johan Nilsson wrote:
> As I understood it, there will be a single "relase candidate" _branch_, used
> for the "ever-available stable build". The individual release candidates
> would still need to be separately tagged for "official" release candidates.
> Imagine that someone declares the "official" release candidate for Boost
> 1.x.y being available under "branches/release". Now, a number of users
> download that candidate, testing it. The next day other users download from
> the same location, testing it. During that period of time something happened
> to the release candidate (e.g. one library was fixed). When the users report
> and discuss possible problems and errors with the release candidate, how can
> they easily know _which_ release candidate (i.e. the code state) that they
> are talking about without also having the candidates tagged - e.g. how can
> someone be able to answer the following questions: Did you notice the
> problem in RC_x_y_1 already? Is it fixed in RC_x_y_2?
> If I'm completely wrong, I'd be grateful for someone correcting me.

Subversion revision numbers are global and atomic. They can simply refer
to the revision they have.

I think of tags as simply a convenient alias for a folder at a revision
under Subversion.

- Michael Marcin

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