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

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-10-04 20:40:40 CEST

On 10/4/07, Jack Repenning <jrepenning@collab.net> wrote:
> On Oct 4, 2007, at 7:40 AM, Erik Huelsmann wrote:
> > 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...)
> (And Karl had said something as well, and Mark seems to like the
> idea, and a few others)
> I really REALLY think this is evilevilevil.
> As chief users@scplugin respondent, I find myself spending a lot of
> time explaining that SCPlugin is 1.4 and so their old 1.3 clients
> need to be upgraded. It would get several orders of magnitude harder
> to explain if I had to say "1.5 is incompatible with 1.4, unless
> maybe you don't use certain features which I now have to explain to

Don't you think the reverse is true? 1.5 is compatible with 1.4,
unless you use some specific features not many users use anyway?
(Though maybe they'll start using them now that they're safe to be

> you as well, and no there's no safe way to check whether you have
> just in case you're wondering, and yes I'd be happy to explain that
> 'depth' stuff for you one more time, and yes it's likely that you'll

But if they don't know what it is, they can't really be using it
anyway, now can they, or am I wrong here?

> have to use the command line for certain parts of this process, OK,
> well, the command line is this thing that developers use a lot,
> there's one hidden away in you OS X system, just launch
> Terminal, ...." Feel free to try to winnow out which parts of that
> dialog I'm already committed to, and which would be new due to the
> maybe-yes-maybe-no WC changes ... it's already way too ugly for
> users@ consumption!
> If there's some way to make a 1.5 client spot the damage done by the
> 1.4 client and repair it -- noninteractively! -- I'd be OK with that.
> But it appears to me that some information (like, say, the actual
> intended depth) is irretrievably lost.

Yup. irretrievably lost. No way to recover. So, that means at some
time we'll need to bump the wc format number to be able to use depths.



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