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Re: What do Subversion version numbers mean?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-12-22 01:29:00 CET

On Sun, 2003-12-21 at 17:00, Branko ╚ibej wrote:
> * A minor version change implies backward compatible changes in the
> API, schema and protocols. For example, a client built against
> library version X.Y.Z will work correctly with library version
> X.Y+1.n; and an X.Y+1.n server will work correctly with a
> repository created by svnadmin X.Y.Z.

I'd also throw in backward-compatible changes to the programs we ship.
A script written to svn X.Y.Z should work with SVN X.Y+1.n. (For the
most part, anyway. I don't think we need to bump to svn 2.0 if we
change the meaning of "svn diff -r X:Y foo" according to CMike's plan,
for instance, even though it's *conceivable* that a script could be
relying on the old meaning.)

Anyway, I think we agree on the principles here; I just think that
http://apr.apache.org/versioning.html isn't a very complete statement of
those principles as they apply to us.

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