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Re: notification backward compatibilty of the testsuite

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 12:30:43 -0400

On 04/04/2011 11:37 AM, Philip Martin wrote:
> I've been working on a revert implementation that fixes some correctness
> problems. A side effect of this change is that the notifications
> change. In 1.6 revert only notifies for the root of an added tree, my
> new code notifies for all the added nodes. This causes 3 of the
> regression tests to fail. The 1.6 behaviour seems a bit arbitrary to
> me, and reproducing it with my new code would be difficult.
> Do we need any sort of backward compatibility in the testsuite? Is it
> acceptable to simply change the regression tests to expect the new
> notifications? Something like this:

The command-line test suite is designed and intended to be run only with the
same branch of the command-line tools as the test themselves, so this is an
acceptable change. We do try (weakly) to allow our tests to be run against
different *server* versions (with to help in validating that we haven't
broken compatibility between client and server, but that's not what you're
talking about here.

C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
CollabNet   <>   www.collab.net   <>   Distributed Development On Demand

Received on 2011-04-04 18:31:18 CEST

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