Using tags

Tags specify significant points in a repository’s history such as releases and stable builds.

Lightweight tags are temporary or personal tags attached to a Git commit. that you can quickly create and delete. They are stored as metadata with the corresponding changeset in Dimensions CM.

Annotated tags are used to identify project milestones such as when the application is ready for release. Annotated tags have a comment, creator, date, and timestamp. They are stored in Dimensions CM as baselines.

  • Only tags for changesets that are being cloned are created. For example, if you are cloning to a depth of three changesets (--depth=3), and the fourth oldest changeset has a tag, that tag is excluded from the fetch.
  • You cannot create annotated tags with topic streams.

There are many way to work with tags and the topics below provide some examples. For more information see the Git documentation.

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