Copyright 2004 by M. Uli Kusterer Fri, 29 Nov -1901 11:06:32 GMT Comments on article blog-finder-labels-and-subversion at blog-finder-labels-and-subversion Comments witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) witness_dot_of_dot_teachtext_at_gmx_dot_net (M. Uli Kusterer) en-us Comment 5 by na na writes:
SCC Tools such as PVCS(aka Version Manager) from Merant call them labels and that is a US Company.
Comment 4 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
@Brian: I live in Germany, and haven't used the term labels used in that context here, ever. Since you're linking to a Dutch page, it might just be that the Dutch word for "tag" is "label" and spelled the same as the English word. Considering that English and Dutch share a common heritage, the words may even come from the same Germanic word, but dropped or acquired different additional meanings, who knows.

I could definitely see a German explaining tags by saying a tag is essentially "a label on a particular version", i.e. "ein Etikett auf einer Version" or so... but that would be an explanation, not a common term.
Comment 3 by Brian Ray Brian Ray writes:
I think in the Netherlands <> and Germany they refer to tags as labels
Comment 2 by Uli Kusterer Uli Kusterer writes:
Well, I'm not from the US, and anyone I know calls 'em tags ... Could you be more specific? Do you mean the UK? India? New Zealand? Australia?
Comment 1 by Brian Ray Brian Ray writes:
Uli, I listened to you on Late Night Cocoa Podcast archive. Good stuff.

BTW, I know those not from the US call svn tag's "label". Although, here you are specifically talking about the special color labels the Finder puts on files to create a color background, and not anything to do with svn. I think this might clear things up for a couple readers.

I once thought about trying to save some resource fork information in subversion properties. Do you know if this would work? Yes I still have resource forked files laying around I wish to put in Subversion. *sigh*