Tag a Release

What does it mean to tag a release? Why is it important to do this before testing?

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kurtz182  

  • Member Since Nov-2009 | Dec 15th, 2009


One feature common to all version control systems is the ability to label or tag a release. Effectively, this provides a virtual “snapshot” of the state of all files at the time a release is built. In some systems like Clearcase, a label is attached to files, while in others, like Subversion, a label (or tag) is presented as a separate ‘directory’ in the repository. In either case, both allow you to turn the clock back to the moment of a release and rebuild things as they were at that time.

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leo4rakesh

  • Apr 15th, 2009
 

As far as I know, this means that a minor release must assure full compatibility with previous minor releases and you can guess why it is important by seeing the answer. As before any minor release it is very important to check the builds compatibility with the previous released builds. I hope am correct...

One feature common to all version control systems is the ability to label or tag a release. Effectively, this provides a virtual “snapshot” of the state of all files at the time a release is built. In some systems like Clearcase, a label is attached to files, while in others, like Subversion, a label (or tag) is presented as a separate ‘directory’ in the repository. In either case, both allow you to turn the clock back to the moment of a release and rebuild things as they were at that time.

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