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Re: I'm a long time user with a long time complaint

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:30:44 -0400

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 09:21, Loritsch, Berin <bloritsch_at_dtri.net> wrote:
> Ok, so I'm directing at the wrong people.  My apologies.  Regarding the confidentiality notice: my company's mail server attaches it to all outgoing messages.  There is nothing I can do about it.  It wasn't there when I sent the original message.
> Keeping the SVN clients in sync is far more difficult than it should be.

How so? Don't upgrade one unless you can upgrade them all.

> I am not the only one who has to work on a closed network, and the unfortunate truth of the matter is that getting synchronized version of SVN clients can be difficult when you have to have upgrades approved.  It's a frustrating fact of life for a large number of people.  Maybe not the majority, but it's been a fact of my development career.

Then make your upgrade policy such that clients are not upgraded until
ALL clients can be upgraded to the same Subversion version. Again,
it's up to you (your organization) to keep track of what versions of
what software you're using.

> And yes, it is an insidious feature.  It's a feature of subversion, but it is insidious to not be backwards compatible.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it
means. Total backwards compatibility is the enemy of progress. Look at
how long it held Microsoft back.


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