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Re: Possible data corruption issue?

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 00:18:51 -0700

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com> wrote:
> In summary: commits can still only happen against HEAD. Basically, the
> real lossage here is that a user might be led to believe that no changes
> had happened between two revisions, when in fact changes had happened.
> This is annoying, but does not rise to the level of "data corruption" in
> the sense that we usually mean it, IMHO.

It seems unlikely to corrupt the repository, but it does create
working copies that are subtly broken (leading to errors later, etc)
in an essentially undetectable way. And it's now been reported
independently twice (or three times)? As I said on another thread,
I'd think that "bugs reported by multiple users (in fact, our partner
developers at AnkhSVN and TortoiseSVN)" would be *exactly* the sort of
thing release candidates are made to avoid...


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