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Re: Question on client / working copy compatibility - part 2

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 18:16:06 +0100

svn 1.7 will *not* be able to write metadata within a 1.6 working copy
(format version 10).

svn 1.7 *may* be able to read a 1.6 working copy without upgrading.

Once 1.7 upgrades a working copy to format version 11, then the 1.6
clients (and earlier) will not be able to read them. In fact, pre-1.7
clients will not even recognize the working copies *as* working


On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 17:57, Götz Reyher <goetz.Reyher_at_hamburg.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> -- thanks a lot for clarifying my first question - there is
> (currently) no public API call to be used in order to get information
> about the compatibility of two clients. Nice idea to add it to
> svnclient.h, though.
> Now another question, which is somewhat related to this:
> I'm assuming that 1.7 clients are (planned to be) able to work on
> local metadata, which is compatible with the 1.6 format, as long as
> this metadata has not been upgraded explicitly by a 1.7 client? In
> other words, could I continue to operate on my local wc using 1.6 and
> 1.7 clients in parallel? I would maybe loose some of the new features
> of 1.7 in this case, but after explicitly upgrading my wc to 1.7
> client format, I would be able to use the features (if any). Is this
> the correct idea?
> Sincerely,
> Goetz
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