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Re: A concern about mergeinfo and compatability.

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:55:43 -0800

On Jan 29, 2008 8:22 AM, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net> wrote:
> I'd like to avoid dump/load, but we can't retroactively prevent users of 1.4
> clients from setting the svn:mergeinfo property on their 1.4-pedigreed
> repositories.

Also, I'm just unconvinced that this is something we need to worry
about. I'm pretty sure we've set up the RA capabilities so that 1.5
clients won't try to automatically set "svn:mergeinfo" on repositories
that aren't being served by 1.5 servers (and we can involved the
version number too), so it comes down to "what if somebody manually
runs 'svn ps svn:mergeinfo'?" And, well, it's in our namespace. We
reserve the right to make it do weird things. It's the same sort of
complaint as "With svn 1.0 I decided to set the svn:special property
on a file containing the word 'link'! How come it's now turning my
files into symlinks?"

--dave

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David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
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