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officially freezing svn:mergeinfo syntax

From: Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 14:11:44 +0200

The recent fix for issue #3895 ("repos layer does not verify mergeinfo
syntax") implies that the syntax of svn:mergeinfo is frozen and cannot
be changed in future release without breaking compatibility of newer
clients with 1.7 servers.

We also backported this change to 1.6.17.

I am pointing this out on dev@ since it might not be obvious to those
who haven't reviewed the change.

Do people think that this might cause problems?

I would say it is not a problem because current clients will already
error out hard if the syntax is changed (see also issue #3896) so we're
effectively already stuck with the current syntax.

We can always add a new property (e.g. svn:mergeinfo2) if we want
to add information or use a new syntax.

Received on 2011-05-23 14:12:18 CEST

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