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Re: Warning on repository version upgrade

From: Yurik <yuriastrakhan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 09:24:37 -0700 (PDT)

On May 2, 11:21 am, "Andy Levy" <andy.l..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 10:57 AM, Yurik <yuriastrak..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> >  Please add a warning when changing the structure of the checkout
> >  directory to the newer version.
> >  In our team, some of us has already migrated to the bleeding edge of
> >  the TortoiseSVN, while other machines for stability and compatibility
> >  reasons have to remain a bit behind. Unfortunately, sometimes we do an
> >  update on the checkout dir on a remote share, and TortoiseSVN silently
> >  upgrades it, causing numerous problems as there is no easy way to
> >  downgrade it back.
> >  Please warn the user of the upgrade and allow them to cancel it.
> Cancel the upgrade, or cancel the operation altogether?

Cancel everything. I obviously cannot expect newer version to run on
the older repository. Its just that when I, for example, open an older
project in Visual Studio, it offers to convert the project, or cancel
the operation. I do not expect VS to continue working with the older
format, yet I do expect it to warn me before ruining the file. This is
very similar - I do not want irreversible changes that might cause
problems for other applications.

By the way, sometimes, both working copies may be on the same machine
- the remote share scenario was just an example. For example, AnkhSVN
may use one workcopy, and I may want to keep a separate copy for
TortoiseSVN, both of which may be built against different SVN

Its the warning/ability to prevent any demage that I would like to
have :)

> This (the upgrade of the WC) really is the domain of the SVN
> libraries, not TSVN itself. I don't know that SVN allows for a newer
> client to use an older format; usually there's a reason for updating
> the format which is required by the client for proper operation.
> Or, stop doing the updates remotely, and instead only do them from the
> machine local to that WC.
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