[Python-Dev] Switch to 2.4a0 on trunk?

Thomas Heller theller@python.net
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 17:00:00 +0200

Barry Warsaw <barry@python.org> writes:

> On Wed, 2003-07-30 at 21:35, Tim Peters wrote:
>> > And while I am asking, I am a little uncertain about the CVS tags.
>> > Can someone explain the distinction between release23-branch and
>> > release23-fork for me?
>> Probably, but it doesn't matter <wink>.  xyz-fork is just a tag on the HEAD,
>> and xyz-branch is a branch that started life with the stuff with the
>> xyz-fork tag.
>> > Is there a branch that will track the "latest 2.3" for the next
>> > few years (ie, through 2.3.1, 2.3.2 etc?)
>> It doesn't appear that there is yet.  Barry?  It will be named
>> release23-maint.
> Well, here's the problem.  The branch was already created with
> release23-branch, and there doesn't appear to be a way to rename a
> branch tag.  Fred's going to dig into the docs to see if he can find a
> clue, but if anybody else has direct experience with renaming branch
> tags, please speak up!

As far as I know, you create a new tag with the new name, specifying '-r old-tag'
as the revision to tag. Then you can delete the old tag.