[cvsnt] Checkout Multiple TAG's - solved

Luigi D. Sandon cp at sandon.it
Mon Sep 15 09:56:07 BST 2008

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> select one or more from this list, choose a destination folder, and
> then all the objects, which were taged by those that you selected, are
> automatically brought to this destination folder.

Great. And if a file was tagged with two or more tags among those you have 
selected, maybe in different branches, what revision of the file is brought 
to the destination folder? The last tag? The first? Randomly? And how do you 
order tags? By date? Alphabetically? By time and branch? And how do you 
order branches? By level? By time?

That's why you've been asked to clarify what your needs were - to understand 
what you really wanted to accomplish. Didn't ever crossed your mind that if 
CVS does not allow to checkout multiple tags at once *there could be a good 
reason*, maybe? That a tag is a "snapshot" of the repository at a given 
point in time, usually a consistent one, if the "tagger" knows what he's 
doing? And that checking out multiple tags at once can easily lead to a mess 
if done in the wrong order, or just the result of checking out one last tag 
if done in the proper order (unless branches kick in...) ?

Do you think you really solved it? Good luck...

> super-hiper-mega experts could make their questions... but that's ok.

No, but those super-hiper-mega experts understood that under its naivety 
your question was more complex than you thought - because they know very 
well how CVSNT and tags work. If asking a clarification to better help you 
questions you honour, well, this attitude won't bring you far in any 
newsgroup I know.

Luigi D. Sandon 

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