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Re: revision number

From: michael
Subject: Re: revision number
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 19:43:01 -0400
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On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 08:35:54PM +1000, Jim wrote:

> Is it possible to have a software revision number based on CVS revision 
> / tag? If yes, could you please give an sample?

If you are looking to establish a project-wide revision number via
CVS, the answer is "no."  CVS only handles file-level revision

You have to have some other mechanism for determining the project
version and then "tag" all your project files with the ouput of that
mechanism. As far as I can see, this makes project versioning
arbitrary.  In fact, when you consider that Java went from Java 2 (aka
Java 1.3, 1.4) to Java 5 (aka 1.5), you get a sense of just how
arbitrary that scheme can be.



Michael Powe            address@hidden          Naugatuck CT USA
"I'll carry your books, I'll carry a tune, I'll carry on, carry over,
carry forward, Cary Grant, cash & carry, Carry Me Back To Old
Virginia, I'll even Hara Kari if you show me how, but I will *not*
carry a gun."  -- Hawkeye, M*A*S*H

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