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Re: Need to bump repos format number for 1.4.0

From: Malcolm Rowe <malcolm-svn-dev_at_farside.org.uk>
Date: 2006-08-15 16:50:52 CEST

On Tue, Aug 15, 2006 at 03:35:28PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
> However, fs format numbers were not introduced until Subversion 1.2,
> thus the possibility that 1.0 or 1.1 could naively act on a svndiff1
> repository.

The implication of that statement seems to be that there are no conditions
under which fs format numbers are actually useful - is that correct?

That would be rather annoying.

> I brought the issue up with DannyB on IRC, and he was pretty confident
> that operations would fail (somewhat) cleanly because of the specifics
> of the svndiff0 to svndiff1 change, but I feel queasy on relying on
> particulars of the change to guard against problems.

I'm fairly sure that any operations that attempt to read an svndiff1
stream as svndiff0 will fail immediately - the stream header is incorrect
("SVN\1" vs "SVN\0").


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