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Re: Another working copy library

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2007-01-30 11:13:11 CET

On 1/30/07, Garrett Rooney <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org> wrote:
>
> > And FWIW, I am very, very strongly against any notion of 2.0.
> > Personally, I see it as a failure in creativity. Shooting for 2.0 is a
> > shortcut. It's a way to avoid the difficult problems. It is a way to
> > shove development problems/maintenance at the bazillions of users that
> > Subversion has today. Consider: 1.x clients and 2.0 servers are not
> > compatible. 2.x clients and 1.x servers are not compatible.
>
> FWIW, there's no reason that we have to drop client/server compat for
> 2.0. We've always said we weren't required to keep compat between
> major versions, but we don't have to get rid of all of it. It's
> perfectly reasonable IMO for us to decide to drop working copy and
> binary compat while keeping network protocol compat.

Ah. Fair enough. I guess it is conceivable to have a 2.0 that revs
only the library APIs (e.g. removing cruft), but is otherwise
*exactly* the same to the user.

I still think it will freak people out, and would want to avoid 2.0 at
all costs, but hey... you're right in that it doesn't mean incompat
clients/servers.

>...

Cheers,
-g

-- 
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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