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Re: Feature Request: prevent upgrading of WC

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 12:34:23 +0200

Dieter Van de Walle wrote:
> 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.

What's you're asking is simply not possible. Well, not really. We
*could* compile version 1.5.9 for you, but mark it as 1.6.0.

If you're using 1.6.0, that version has new features which require the
new wc format. Disabling that new format would also disable all the new
features.
1.6.0 without the new features is the same as 1.5.9...

Stefan

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