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Re: [Subclipse-users] Client too old error on OS X

From: Jerry Brown <evilgeezer_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-12 13:12:52 CET

Mark, please go back through your email before making statement such as the
ones below.

First off, I can now see why you are saying Subclipse is working fine, even
when it is does not appear to be, and that is because you are divorcing
yourself from the APIs that you use, which are exhibiting the problems I
have described. So, I can tell you differently: JavaHL and JavaSVN,
libraries that your product uses, are not reading working copies correctly
that have been converted to 1.4 format by the 1.4 SVN client. There is no
confusion there, I can make it happen until the cows come home.

Secondly, I have said nothing about any problems with server versions.

Bottom line, Mark, is that for a group of people who have converted to SVN
1.4 and use Subclipse (or just svnant), it doesn't work.

Thank you for the opportunity for clarification.

On 11/11/06, Mark Phippard <markp@softlanding.com> wrote:
> It is not an issue of me liking something or not. The problem is that
> Jerry is confusing people, such as yourself. When a 1.4 SVN client
> touches a WC it converts it to the 1.4 format silently and automatically.
> That is a fact. No one, including Jerry disputes that. I am not
> disagreeing with Jerry when he has said that. There are 2 areas where I
> was saying Jerry was adding confusion.
> 1. He implies that Subclipse cannot read 1.4 formats. That is not true
> at all. First off, Subclipse neither reads or writes your WC. Subclipse
> executes SVN API's that are either provided by JavaHL or JavaSVN and they
> read/write your WC. If you are using a 1.4.x version of JavaHL then it
> has all of the same characteristics as the 1.4.x command line. Likewise,
> JavaSVN, as of the 1.1.0 Beta 5 also supports the 1.4.x format. Subclipse
> 1.1.8 includes these versions.
> 2. He has said a few different things about server versions, I think some
> of the more recent statements have been true but do not remember them all.
> The bottom line is that the server version is not relevant. A 1.4.x
> client can talk to any server 1.0.0 up to the latest. Regardless what the
> server version is, the client will use the new WC format.
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Received on Sun Nov 12 13:13:03 2006

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