[GRASS5] Re: [GRASS-CVS] glynn: grass/src/...

Carl Worth cworth at east.isi.edu
Mon Jun 17 14:35:14 EDT 2002

On Jun 17, Glynn Clements wrote:
 > If you use:
 > 	cvs update -r release_13_may_2002_grass5_0_0_pre4
 > you should get the files which constitute pre4.

Why do these tags have two independent naming schemes embedded within

	1) a date

	2) a release number

I can imagine reasons it might be nice to have tags that include dates
in them, (for example to be able to reproduce a hypothetical nightly
"snapshot" tarball). Otherwise, a tag with a date doesn't seem to
helpful since CVS can provide code for a specific date anyway.

Getting to the point, currently it's hard to deduce the tag for a
given release, (one must consult a list giving the dated tag name

I would prefer a system that had simpler tag names that a mere mortal
could actually predict such as:

	cvs update -r release_5_0_0_pre4


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