[Tizen General] Why not use tags to mark releases rather than the manifest file?

Hanchett, Paul phanchet at jaguarlandrover.com
Fri Sep 13 15:25:28 GMT 2013

*Yes, although I thought Paul was asking for something a bit different.
He thought that he would like to have tags with the same human-readable
names in all repos. Like "tizen-3.0-m1" in each and every repository
involved into the 3.0 M1 release. I think this would be nice to have,
but I am not sure how easy would that be to implement.*

Yes, that is sort of what I was wondering about.  I can see that commit
ID's are immutable where Tags might not be.  As a developer working on and
debugging code, to be able to see milestones in the repository can be
quite useful.

Mainly I was just trying to understand why things work the way they do (why
else become an engineer?  [?])

Re needing to rework the tools-- Can't you use a tag anyplace you might use
a branch?  If so, the only issue would be setting tags in subordinate
repositories--that should be pretty easy to do if you're just snapshotting
the code base; then you can adjust individual tags as needed.  (Just

I also know it's absurdly easy to come along after the fact and ask "Why
didn't you design it this other way?"  I want to focus on *improving* the
process, not creating controversy!


Paul Hanchett
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MSX on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover
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