Re: [BK-CVS gateway] version tags

From: Larry McVoy (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 10:05:06 EST

On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 09:59:10AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 04:44:37PM +0200, Pascal Schmidt wrote:
> >
> > Hi!
> >
> > I noticed both the 2.4 and 2.5 BK->CVS trees don't have version tags
> > any more (v2_5_70, for example, as in the old tree).
> >
> > Is this intentional? Did CVS take too long to tag all files or something?
> >
> > It was quite a nice feature to have them, very useful for finding out the
> > differences between certain kernel versions. I can live without it,
> > though. It's still a nice service without the tags. (Thanks!)
> Looks like the tags are on the ChangeSet file only. Which is why I
> didn't notice. You could get a timestamp from the tag on ChangeSet and
> use that for a -D argument.
> A quick script could do this for you. I think it's wise of Larry to keep
> it this way.

"Wise" is a stretch, more like a fortunate scripting screwup. But I agree
with Ben, given that you can get the info another way it is a lot easier
(i.e., thrashes the disk less) if we leave it as is.

Larry McVoy              lm at
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