[Mono-list] Mod_mono

Jonathan Pryor jonpryor at vt.edu
Thu Mar 30 06:58:23 EST 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-29 at 13:06 -0500, David P. Donahue wrote:
> But what does "head" mean in that?

"head" is the same as TRUNK -- that is, the source that you check out by
default, as opposed to source from some particular branch.

> Is it something different 
> than just anonymously checking out the Mono source?

In CVS, you'd use `cvs co -r REV` to check out a particular
branch/revision; if you don't specify `-r REV`, you get TRUNK.

Subversion is subtly different; it uses URLs for everything.  So this:

        svn co http://mono.myrealbox.com/source/trunk/mod_mono

will checkout `mcs' head, while this:

        svn co http://mono.myrealbox.com/source/branches/mono-1-1-13/mod_mono

will checkout the mono-1-1-13 branch.

Notice that the only difference between the two commands is the URL
("trunk" vs. "branches/mono-1-1-13"), as opposed to CVS which would need
a `-r REV` argument.

So anonymous checkout out has nothing to do with it.  What matters is
which URL you checkout from.

 - Jon

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