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Re: Running 1.4.x tests against trunk

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_mit.edu>
Date: 2007-07-01 23:59:25 CEST

On 6/29/07, David Glasser <glasser@mit.edu> wrote:
> Karl agreed that making the trunk version pass against both 1.4 and
> 1.5 and proposing that for backport seems reasonable.

If r25607 gets backported (I just nominated it), the 1.4.x test suite
with 1.4.x clients will pass against a trunk server (or at least
svnserve; I haven't tested DAV)!

> (The question of testing client back-compatibility is still tricky though...)

I have some ideas about dealing with this; hopefully I'll find time in
the next week to take a stab at it. (Brief version: add a
--server-minor-version argument to the test harness; if it's 4 instead
of 5 (probably not worth supporting anything older, at least at first)
it will use --pre-1.5.x-compatible when it creates repositories, and
individual tests can be marked with a skip condition like
   SkipUnless(some_merge_test, server_supports_mergeinfo)
(which will just be sugar for minor version >= 5).) I think we should
be able to get full bidirectional testability between 1.4.x and trunk;
then we can set up the buildbots :)


David Glasser | glasser_at_mit.edu | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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