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Re: Can I run the 1.5 client on a 1.4.3 installation?

From: Hans Salvisberg <svn.dev_at_salvisberg.com>
Date: 2007-03-05 18:02:03 CET

Did I write something I shouldn't have written, or may I still expect an answer?

Hans

-------- Original Message --------

Thank you for your replies Erik and Lieven!

Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> On 3/3/07, svn.dev@salvisberg.com <svn.dev@salvisberg.com> wrote:
>> The 1.5 client has a bug fix that I need. What is the risk of running the 1.5 client on a 1.4.3 installation, as long as I only use 1.4 commands?
>
> Can't we help you by backporting the fix and release it in a next 1.4
> release? What fix are you talking about?

It's an issue that I reported two months ago:
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/BrowseList?list=dev&by=thread&from=547282

David Glasser told me how to run a quick test:
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&msgNo=122860

My reply isn't included in the thread, but it's here:
http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?listName=dev&msgNo=122876

Running the 1.5 client without installing seemed to work fine. Could I run it that way for good until 1.5 is released?

> If not: assuming you'll replace the libraries on your system with the
> 1.5-dev ones, all applications should keep working: the libraries are
> backward compatible (ie provide all the same entry points as earlier
> versions).
>
> When you decide to build applications against 1.5-dev and you update
> to a newer 1.5-dev, you run the risk that entry points have their
> signatures changed iff they were added in the 1.5 cycle. That's
> basically all.

No, I'm not doing anything like that. I'm just a noob and don't understand exactly what you mean with replacing libraries, but I'm using only the client, only for myself, on my own system, with my own local repository (except for occasionally retrieving some code from a remote server). Running the 1.5 client without installing it might be just good enough, unless you tell me there's some problem with that idea.

> I must stress however that you'll also get any bugs that have been
> introduced since 1.4 and will be fixed before 1.5-final. I hope you're
> aware of that risk.

Yes, I'm fully aware of that. Since I won't be using any functionality that is under active development, I'm willing to take that risk.

Hans

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