[plug] (Maybe Odd) SVN Question

Adrian Chadd adrian at creative.net.au
Thu Apr 30 09:48:46 WST 2009

Subversion doesn't "tag" like CVS does. You use cheap directory copies
and merges between directories to achieve branches and tags.

You can create a directory via svn copy, then use svn merge to merge
changes into it for the auto-updates to work.

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009, Tim wrote:
> I'm working on a project that currently "auto updates" it self from
> the repository. What I want though, is for a way for it to only update
> to the latest stable version. So for example, in SVN create a tag or
> branch called stable, and have that as the latest stable version. But,
> I want to be able to make a current trunk version, become the stable
> version, without creating new tags. I know you can have multiple
> tags/branchs  and use the "switch" command to update to a new
> location. But the issue with this is that the script needs to know
> about the new version. I'd rather just do a "svn up" and have it
> always working off the same location, just the location being update.
> Do i just simply do a svn copy over the current branch/tag and that'll
> update the branch to be the latest trunk?
> I'm just a little confused with some of SVN so was hoping someone more
> intune with it could help.
> Thanks
> tim
> -- 
> Timothy White - Somewhere in Australia
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