[Xapian-devel] SVN migration

Richard Boulton richard at tartarus.org
Thu Mar 24 18:04:24 GMT 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 17:47 +0000, Olly Betts wrote:
> I'm not totally decided myself.  Converting both with and
> without the snapshot tags gives repo sizes of 92508K and 90500K
> so there probably is a small overhead in having them around.
> There are a few other tags which are arguably junk at this point.

I vote for removing all these snapshot tags.  They were rarely used even
when they were recent (the main use was to ensure that we knew exactly
what version the nightly checkout had used).  Now that they're all
nearly 4 years old, I don't think there's any value in them.

> It does occur to me that these tags would simply correspond to an
> SVN revision number, but it's not obvious to me how to find out
> which.  If that's possible, we could just dump out a text file
> mapping the probably unwanted tags to revision numbers.

I don't think its worth the effort, even if it's quite trivial.

> And it's probably also worthwhile renaming some tags (CVS limits
> characters which can be used in a tag name.  In particular "." isn't
> allowed and they must start with a letter, so the version tags are e.g.
> "v0-8-5" when "0.8.5" would be more natural.

If we're going to tidy-up such things, I'd prefer that it were done all
at once, so go for it.

Richard Boulton <richard at tartarus.org>

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