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RE: cvs branch date

From: Alexander Taler
Subject: RE: cvs branch date
Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 21:56:15 -0400

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Hyslop <Jim.Hyslop> writes:
  Jim> To: "'ramanuj singh'" <address@hidden>, address@hidden
  Jim> Subject: RE: cvs branch date
  Jim> Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 10:16:41 -0400

  >> ramanuj singh wrote:
  >> How can we get the date of branch created through tag command or using
  >> Tortoise CVS utility on windows.  I know we cand get creation date of tag
  >> or branch from cvs history command on command promt but it gives the
  >> report only on tags and branches created through cvs rtag command.

  Jim> Unfortunately, that's the only support CVS supplies for keeping track of
  Jim> tag usage. CVSNT (which is the default back-end for Tortoise CVS, IIUC)
  Jim> _might_ provide additional support, but you're more likely to get a good
  Jim> answer by asking in a CVSNT mail list.

I have recently written some code as part of LibCVS which can get
an approximation of the time a tag was applied, based on the
times of the revisions which were tagged.  It can give you lower
and upper bounds for when the tag was applied.  It will not
produce accurate results for tags which have been moved, applied
to historical snapshots, applied to different files at different
times, or other similar circumstances.  It's Perl code, if you're
interested in using it.


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