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RE: Re: We should bump WC format version number for 1.5.

From: Geoff Rowell <Geoff.Rowell_at_varolii.com>
Date: 2007-10-04 17:04:04 CEST

On October 04, 2007 10:49 AM, Mark Phippard wrote:
>
> On 10/4/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > There are lots of people stuck using old clients. For example,
a
> user
> > > > might be forced to use an old version of a development tool, and
> then
> > > > forced to use an old SVN integration in that development tool.
They
> > > > also install the latest TortoiseSVN, and the next thing they
know
> they
> > > > cannot read any of their WC's with their old development tool.
This
> > > > is a big problem and will hit way more people than the scenario
> above.
> > >
> > > This is a compelling argument, though. Ouch.
> > >
> > > I guess I'd feel better if there were some screaming warning that
> > > happened before an auto-format-bump happened. "WARNING: this is
an
> > > svn 1.5 client, and it's about to render your working copy
unusable by
> > > older versions. Are you should you want to proceed?" If the svn
> > > commandline client, TSVN, and Subclipse all agreed to flash this
> > > warning, I think we'd have 95% of the client base covered.
> >
> > We could choose to bump the format only when people use depths other
> > than infinity (and new working copies)? That would affect only the
> > group actually using depths. (Which actually *should* be affected,
> > because this fix is for them...)
>
> Yes, that was exactly my thought. If this is the situation that
> creates the "problem" then lets defer the bump until it happens. Then
> it is at least reasonable and understandable to the user and they can
> likely avoid it as necessary.
>
And, as before, we need to make this "behind the scenes" affect obvious.
In a multi-user environment, all the pre-1.5 clients will suddenly start
throwing this error after the first 1.5 client uses this feature.

-Geoff

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