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Re: We should bump WC format version number for 1.5.

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-04 16:40:28 CEST

> > There are lots of people stuck using old clients. For example, a user
> > might be forced to use an old version of a development tool, and then
> > forced to use an old SVN integration in that development tool. They
> > also install the latest TortoiseSVN, and the next thing they know they
> > cannot read any of their WC's with their old development tool. This
> > is a big problem and will hit way more people than the scenario above.
>
> This is a compelling argument, though. Ouch.
>
> I guess I'd feel better if there were some screaming warning that
> happened before an auto-format-bump happened. "WARNING: this is an
> svn 1.5 client, and it's about to render your working copy unusable by
> older versions. Are you should you want to proceed?" If the svn
> commandline client, TSVN, and Subclipse all agreed to flash this
> warning, I think we'd have 95% of the client base covered.

We could choose to bump the format only when people use depths other
than infinity (and new working copies)? That would affect only the
group actually using depths. (Which actually *should* be affected,
because this fix is for them...)

bye,

Erik.

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