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Re: locking a file renders repos unusable with older clients

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-03-30 21:56:10 CEST

Tobias Ringström <tobias@ringstrom.mine.nu> writes:

> Why do you need to upgrade the repository format? I thought the
> repository format was for the basic structure of the repository,
> i.e. that it has a hooks dir, a db dir, etc, and that the fs
> format/revision was for the stuff inside the db dir. Since the
> locking changes are all inside the db dir, and the repository is
> unchanged except for a few extra hook templates which don't really
> have to be added by an upgrade, IMHO. What am I missing?

We did add hooks in 1.2.

And we didn't have an FS version number before 1.2, which means the
repository one is the only one available to pre-1.2 libraries for
doing compat checks.

But: See kfogel's forthcoming post about the new stance of the
CollabNet Chicago Four(tm) on this issue.

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