Re: Fw: Discussion Topic: Simple Version Selection and Checkout

Sankar Virdhagriswaran (
Sun, 31 Jan 1999 09:48:02 -0500

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From: "Sankar Virdhagriswaran" <>
To: "Geoffrey M. Clemm" <>
Cc: <>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 09:48:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Fw: Discussion Topic: Simple Version Selection and Checkout

>I think that Sankar, Jim, and I all agree on the key point, namely that
>users (and tools) want to deal with normal understandable URL's, not URL's
>that have been munged and mangled with labels or server-defined

Yes. Very much so.

>and Configuration Management have another (a Workspace).  Jim proposed
>that we simplify the protocol and just use a Workspace in both cases.
>(And I like Jim's proposal better than mine.)

With this summary, I understand a little better what the proposal is (should
be reading these documents full time which I don't - apologies).

>management.  But we *also* want to manage the namespace, which is what
>makes the problem so "interesting" (:-).

I completely understand this. In our system, we have actually done both. It
helped us enormously on the implementation side (and hopefully on the client
side as well) to do what I proposed namespaces. My suggestion is
based on implementation experience.

>Yes, I (and I'm sure, Jim) completely agree, as long as the explicit names
>are not to specific revisions, but rather to "what your workspace is
>selecting at this URL".

We all agree.