[webkit-dev] New Releases Directory

Peter Speck speck at vitality.dk
Mon Mar 27 16:59:54 PST 2006

On 28/03/2006, at 2:30, Timothy Hatcher wrote:

> Subversion tags and branches are just copies. Unlike CVS,  
> Subversion implements these concepts by copying directories with  
> the svn copy command.
> — Timothy Hatcher

In unix terms, a subversion copy is a hardlink: extremly cheap. So  
subversion doesn't have tags/branches, but just copies as they are so  
cheap.  So subversion is much more like a unix file system: hardlinks  
but no metadata like tags; only revisions and comments.

> On Mar 27, 2006, at 4:17 PM, Trey Matteson wrote:
>> Just curious - Why don't people who want to look at previous  
>> versions just check out the current tree with a given tag for a  
>> previous release?  I know CVS better than subversion, but that is  
>> what I've always seen in past projects.  It seems to me like this  
>> new release tree just introduces redundant mechanism (which I  
>> always find confusing).
>> Thanks for the info,
>> trey

    - Peter Speck

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