Since my tree is not the same as your tree and builds using different
assumptions about the image, and my releases don't always coincide with
stable points in the other platform trees, I make totally independent
tags corresponding to Unix releases. The last one was
'squeak/tags/unix-3.7-7'. Andreas does the same for windows (and will
be very happy now that tags can contain periods and dashes ;-). If you
want to make a 'riscos-3.7b6 tag in the repository, you already have
the necessary privileges to do so. Whether or not anyone else ever
looks at it is then up to your PR department.
> And assuming we have such a thing, is it in a form that would allow one
> to update some of the files?
There is no difference between the trunk, a branch, and a tag -- other
than logistical differences you want to place on the interpretation of
(the names of the parent directories of) their content. If this isn't
clear: here's (effectively) what I did to create the repository:
svnadmin create .../squeak
svn co .../squeak
mkdir trunk branches tags
svn add trunk branches tags
svn commit -m 'framework'
rm -rf squeak
then import the CVS HEAD into trunk, branches into branches, tags into
tags. (No difference whatsoever in the handling or 'social status' of
trunk, branches or tags. If you wanted a completely different logical
framework, you could make it. SVN sees only files and directories and
cares not for what you put in them; end of story. BTW: all this is
explained succinctly and lucidly at the beginning of the SVN manual.)
> It is entirely possible for example that
> one or more of my platform files would be out of date.
Then you should check out your tag, modify the file(s), and commit the
change(s). Since it's your tag (and affects nobody else) nothing you
do in there could possibly affect any of the other platforms.
The only thing that's even slightly difficult in any of SVN is avoiding
disorientation: accidentally modifying and committing something in the
wrong local copy of the trunk or a tag or a branch (since they all
look, feel and behave exactly the same).
PS: Is this list flakey? I posted something (twice) three hours ago
and never got either copy back.