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Re: wc format version bump for file externals?

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2008 12:56:29 +0200

On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 11:37:37PM -0700, Hyrum K. Wright wrote:
> 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.

If the tree conflicts branch gets merged before 1.6 (which I hope it
will), then another wc format bump will be inevitable anyway.

Besides, what's so bad with requiring people to check out new working
copies when they upgrade to a new non-patch release? I hope we don't
have users who consider checking out a new working copy the end of the


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