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Re: 16855 and our secret neighbors

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2005-10-21 01:43:45 CEST

On Thu, 2005-10-20 at 19:36 -0400, David James wrote:
> On 10/20/05, Daniel Berlin <dberlin@dberlin.org> wrote:
> > 16855 is the change, currently on trunk, and proposed for 1.3.x, which
> > stops outputting "END\n" to empty prop files, wasting 4 bytes
> ...
> > In the interest of full disclosure, this change *will* break JavaSVN,
> ...
> > Thus, my inclination in response to these concerns is that if and when
> > this change merges to the 1.3 branch, is to simply put in a large
> > release note in a developer section, give a heads up at RC time to all
> > the people we know about who might be affected, and call that that.
> If this change breaks compatibility with third-party software, it
> sounds risky to add it a few hours before the official release
> candidate.

AFAIK, every version of SVN has broken compatibility with JavaSVN, and
we have no reason to believe 1.3 will be any different *without* the

However, ignoring that, since JavaSVN's license change yesterday, i
could care very little about them.

Personally, i'd really like to see this in 1.3. I probably can't move
GCC to SVN this weekend if it ends up not in 1.3, but that's not
Subversion's problem.

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