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Feature Request: prevent upgrading of WC

From: Dieter Van de Walle <dieter.vandewalle_at_siruna.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 11:57:15 +0200

Hello,

A few weeks ago I got a nice message from TortoiseSVN informing me that
version 1.6 was released. I happily installed this version.

However, a soon as TortoiseSVN touched my working copy, it upgraded the
format of the working copy to it's new version. This is OK if
TortoiseSVN is your only SVN client, however it is not.
I am also using a commandline Subversion client running in Cygwin, and
integrated subversion clients in both Netbeans and Eclipse.
All of these clients do not yet have 1.6 support, and will probably take
a while to make this version available. So installing TortoiseSVN
effectively broke my SVN support in Cygwin, Netbeans and Eclipse.
Pretty annoying!

I am aware there is a Python script available to downgrade my working
copy. However, as soon as I use TortoiseSVN it will upgrade the working
copy again right?

So the only option to keep using TortoiseSVN is to downgrade to an older
version (which I don't want).

Wouldn't it be a nice feature to be able to prevent TortoiseSVN from
upgrading the working copy? This would prevent a lot of frustration.
I don't know how hard this is to implement technically, but it would
really be a great feature.

At the very least a user should be warned before upgrading that
subversion working copies might become inaccessible to other clients.

Best regards,

Dieter

PS: On the bright side, this is my only frustration ever with
TortoiseSVN. I am a convinced TortoiseSVN lover. I wish more
applications had such a great UI.

-- 
Dieter Van de Walle
Email: dieter.vandewalle_at_siruna.com
Tel: +32 933 14855
GSM: +32 473 841013
Siruna (formerly Mobixx)
Gaston Crommenlaan 10 bus 101
B-9050 Ledeberg-Ghent, Belgium
www.siruna.com
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