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Re: preliminary version control requirements

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > Preserving the old version numbers is important because they're
> > recorded all over everywhere (PRs, mailing lists, etc.) and losing the
> > ability to correlate all those reports with the source tree would be a
> > problem.
> I think there isn't a single VCS that will do that right now.

This could be done by any VCS that allows arbitrary metadata to be
associated with each revision of each file.  For example, subversion has
"properties", and cvs2svn has an optional mode in which it stashes the
old CVS revision numbers into properties in the svn output.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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