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Re: installation of svn rev 7674 will hose svn's wc for pre 7674 clients

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-11-08 05:36:06 CET

On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 22:23, Jani Averbach wrote:

> You could simulate that behavior by building r7674, and using it's
> svnversion binary for your current working copy. After that it is
> hosed for pre 7674 clients.
>
> So, perhaps this is not a bug, but an anomaly, which is worth a
> mention somewhere?

The whole point of the format file is to prevent old clients from
operating on working copies they won't be able to understand. It's best
to error at the beginning, rather than choke on unrecognized
administrative data later on. This is not an anomaly, it's the design!

Of course this will be mentioned when we do a 0.33 release. (If you
build HEAD everyday, though, it's assumed that you're a developer, and
that you'd be expecting the format change from our previous mails.)

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