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

From: Joe Swatosh <joe.swatosh_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 08:52:11 -0800

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 7:42 AM, Hyrum K. Wright
<hyrum_wright_at_mail.utexas.edu> wrote:
>
> On Feb 22, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Joe Swatosh wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Daniel Shahaf <d.s_at_daniel.shahaf.name>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Joe Swatosh wrote on Sun, 22 Feb 2009 at 09:42 -0800:
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>>>>
>>
>>>> Will tools/client-side/change-svn-wc-format.py still work to downgrade
>>>> accidental upgrades?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Note that 1.7 will *not* automatically upgrade the format of every wc it
>>> touches.
>>>
>>
>> I figured it would be big to make that script work.
>>
>> It is probably that it not that important that it be supported if the 1.7
>> upgrade is not automatic. But how does that play with Greg's
>> statements above that 1.7 won't be able to write 1.6 metadata
>> and only may be able to read it?
>
> 1.7 will be able to read enough to say "hey, this is an old working copy,
> run 'svn cleanup' to upgrade it" and then do the upgrade when requested.
> 1.7 will know enough to be able to run old logs and write the results
> before upgrading. Other than that, 1.7 will only be able to write 1.7
> format working copies.
>
> -Hyrum
>

Thanks for explaining.

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Joe
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