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Re: Possible WC format bump

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 16:44:08 -0400

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 16:01, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> This only affects working copies which contain moves recorded by
> a trunk svn client. Once the branch is reintegrated, those moves
> will stop working as expected.
> Given that the current target audience of trunk clients is reading
> this list, I don't think a format bump is required.

Before we released 1.7, it was handy to keep bumping the wc format for
changes. But now that 1.7 *has* been released, format bumps come with
a lot of baggage. It immediately disables any 1.7 clients from working
on a 1.8 working copy. We really should avoid that unless we find a
true benefit against that cost.

> Anyone who has working copies with local changes involving moves will
> have to either commit or revert those changes before using a trunk
> client that contains the changes currently still sitting on the
> multi-layer-moves branch. I don't think this is a big problem.
> Whether we'll bump the format for 1.8 release is a separate issue.

Agreed, and agreed.

So far, we haven't found a need for a bump, and maybe we could keep it
that way for 1.8. We already put people through the update wringer for
1.7... maybe let the dust settle a bit :-P

Received on 2012-03-14 21:44:43 CET

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