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Re: wc format version bump for file externals?

From: Hyrum K. Wright <hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 23:37:37 -0700

Blair Zajac wrote:
> The file external feature will emulate intra-repository file externals
> with a switched file. To properly implement this feature, the svn
> client will need to be aware that a switched file is really a file
> external.
> If we don't bump it, then a svn 1.5 client will see the switched file
> from a 1.6 wc checkout and
> 1) let the user reswitch it
> 2) see an 'S' status when it shouldn't
> 3) automatically update the file even if the svn:externals has a fixed
> revision
> So I think we should bump the wc format, but Karl suggested we discuss
> this.

If we decide to do this, it'd be nice to decide earlier rather than
later. I know that Erik Hülsmann had some changes he wanted to make for
1.5, but held off because we weren't going to bump the format number.
We ended up doing so in the end, but IIRC, it was too late for him to
make the changes.


Received on 2008-06-10 08:37:57 CEST

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