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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 19:01:40 +0100

On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 18:42, Joe Swatosh <joe.swatosh_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> copies.
>>
>
> Will tools/client-side/change-svn-wc-format.py still work to downgrade
> accidental upgrades?

Only if somebody writes it.

And that is going to be one SERIOUS chunk of work, if somebody
attempts it. The two formats are drastically different. That script
has been able to take advantage of the fact that each iteration is
only slightly different. Not so with 1.7.

Cheers,
-g

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