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New 'svn cp --pin-externals' feature compat question.

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:06:32 -0400

I was reading up on the new 'svn cp --pin-externals' feature in the 1.9
release notes. Great addition, by the way, and one that I hope to use
myself with ViewVC's release tags.

One question came to mind, though. The use of the feature appears to
result in pegged externals definitions (as in, @-bearing URLs). That's
great and obviously the correct approach. But if I recall correctly, this
means that use of the feature will cause the copy's externals to be written
in a way that older (pre-1.5) clients do not understand.

Is that correct? If so, I think that's a fine limitation to have -- no
complaints at all here. But perhaps this merits a mention in the
Compatibility section of the release notes?

-- Mike
Received on 2015-08-25 17:06:42 CEST

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