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Re: SVN server version

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-10-24 04:04:55 CEST

On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 21:03, munger@nyc.rr.com wrote:
> is there a command that can report the svn server version back
> to an svn client?


> or is there another way to determine if a particular client is
> compatible and/or the same version as an svn server knowing the
> url of a working copy.

With HTTP, not as far as I know. With ra_svn, there is a protocol
version (not the same as the svn version) which can be used to tell if a
client is compatible with a server.

> if not, this would be a good feature to add.

I'm -1 on a server function to provide the Subversion version number to
the client. Protocol functions like this are initially added for
diagnostic purposes but then get used to bad ends, like the HTTP
user-agent field gets used to deny content to browsers not "supported"
by some servers. Better not to include that information in the protocol
at all.

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